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Discarded LCD Screens Find New Use in Medicine

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posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 12:00 PM
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Researchers recover PVA from the screens to use in medicine



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.

www.dailytech.com...

I work in IT, and I havnt seen a monitor in 2-3 years. And now im starting to replace old LCD monitors with new ones. Its great to hear that some good use is being made from them!

[edit on 7/14/09 by Cyprex]




posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 12:46 PM
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Ah yes the LCD. A true modern marvel. I love LCDs def one of the best inventions of all time.

Glad to see this modern marvel has more marvelous uses!



 
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