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The Issue about Electronics

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Started: 12/21/2012 Category: Technology
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Electronic equipment used in health care often contains hazardous substances that can harm human health: from chlorinated plastics in cable wiring, to lead in cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors, to brominated flame retardants in computers and mercury in LCD displays.

Improper disposal of electronic equipment poses a significant threat to public health and the global environment. When electronic products are incinerated or dumped in a landfill, they can release heavy metals and other hazardous substances that contaminate groundwater and pollute the air.

Some hazardous e-waste is being exported to developing countries that are less equipped to handle the hazardous materials " even though, in many cases this export violates international law, as well as domestic laws in the importing countries. See Exporting Harm: The High-Tech Trashing of Asia (pdf).

As a large volume buyer, the health care sector has the power to shift the electronics market toward greener practices through its purchasing choices.

Health Care Without Harm is collaborating with health care systems to promote healthier purchasing and disposal practices as a means to improve public health and protect the global environment.


Ill make this quick.

Number 1: Complete Plagiarism.

Number 2: There are already numerous ways to safely dispose of healthcare equipment that contains trace amounts of poisonous and hazardous materials that exist.

Number 3: Healthcare electronics only have trace amounts of heavy metals in them, they arent carved out of Uranium or Lead like youre insinuating that they are.

Number 4: Are you arguing that healthcare electronics should not be made with any toxic materials at all or that all hospitals should be forced to dispose of such electronics safely?

I know these are really just points and reasons and not genuine arguments, but ill present genuine arguments once the Pro presents genuine arguments of his own and doesnt just copy-paste whatever he can find.
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