USED COMPUTER MONITORS - TESTED/WORKING MONITORS WHOLESALE
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WHY WE HAVE TO RECYCLE USED COMPUTER MONITORS
WHAT IS A CRT?
Within every television and computer monitor is a viewing device. Until LCD screens arrived, the viewing device was a CRT. CRT is an acronym for Cathode Ray Tube. And here lies the problem. The CRT contains hazardous material which must be recycled. In October of 2001, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned the dumping of CRT's and created a new opportunity for computer recyclers. The new business formed was the CRT Monitor Handler or Monitor Recycler. In November of 2002, the EPA began fining companies that disposed of CRT's through landfills or incineration.
Regulatory agencies, local and statewide, are now monitoring the disposal of CRT's and other computer equipment. If you do not use the services of a CRT Recycler to dispose of your used monitors, and you're caught, you will be fined.
WHY USE US TO RECYCLE OR REUSE YOUR EQUIPMENT?
Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT's) contain hazardous materials. In your discarded computer monitors & televisions there are large quantities of lead, phosphorous, cadmium, barium and mercury. As a product, these hazardous materials are safely sealed.
When the monitor is sent to a landfill, heavy equipment is used to compact the waste. This crushing and smashing of the waste causes the hazardous materials to be released into the surrounding area, and a leaking process occurs as a result of this CRT breakage. These toxic materials will eventually find their way into our water supply. When the glass is crushed by trash facilities, the lead-bearing particles become an airborne hazard.
Located within a CRT monitor are five toxic substances. Lead, mercury and barium are the most toxic substances of the five within the CRT. The other toxins which are located within the CRT are cadmium and phosphorous. If improperly managed, the health risks associated with human contact to these five toxic substances within the CRT can be deadly.
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH RISKS OF IMPROPER DISPOSAL?
The health risks associated with inhalation of the lead-bearing particles can be deadly. The dangers with involved with contact to the toxic materials within the CRT can include respritory, pneumonitis, and neuropsychiatric problems.
HOW SHOULD I HANDLE THE REST OF THE COMPUTER?
Although the CRT units contain hazardous material, virtually an entire monitor can be recycled. Our policy is to REUSE as much as we can, and recycle the rest. Everything from the glass in the monitor, to the plastic in the case, to the copper in the power supply, and even the processor can be recycled.
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