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Public Health and e-Waste

Every year millions of people line big box stores or spend countless hours scouring the internet for leaks of the new features in the upcoming iPhone. Do we every ask ourselves where will that old iPhone be in 2 months? Or do we ask ourselves how was this Galaxy Note made?

The answers to the first question is, most likely the landfill. According to the EPA, "9.4 million tons of e-waste are discarded annually. But only 12.5% is recycled." With smartphones containing numerous precious metals, there are people throwing money away, literally.

Secondly, I would need a Periodic Table list every ingredient involved in making your smartphone what it is; Apple or Android. The EPA states, "for every 1 million cell phones recycled that 35,000 lbs. of copper, 700 pounds of silver, 75 lbs. of gold and 33 lbs. of palladium can be recovered."

Besides the precious metals often tossed into the landfill, we are slowly degrading our health and our environment. All electronics contain numerous toxins that are thrown away and eventually leach into our groundwater sources, and making it all the way to our drinking water systems, including lead.

That is where we come in. We are driven by our passion to save our health and our environment. We work diligently to educate the general public about the effects of e-waste on our bodies, food systems, drinking water and peace. Let's work together to save our planet and save ourselves. Please take the extra step to get your e-waste in the hands of professionals that ensure resources are extracted and neurotoxins are properly disposed of.

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