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Around the U.S., tons of electronic devices are thrown away each year and many of the devices ultimately end up in landfills. There are a number of recycling programs around the country, but some researchers think that better uses for old electronics are available than simply recycling them.
A compound that is found inside of LCD screens could be a key component in medications according to researchers at the University of York. The specific compound is polyvinyl-alcohol (PVA), which is widely used in LCD TVs. LCD panels are typically incinerated or buried in landfills when they are no longer usable.