posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 10:34 AM
By RACHEL KONRAD, AP Technology Writer
SAN FRANCISCO - "Toxic dust" found on computer processors and monitors contains chemicals linked to reproductive and neurological disorders,
according to a new study by several environmental groups.
The survey, released Thursday by Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, Computer TakeBack Campaign and Clean Production Action, is among the first to
identify brominated flame retardants on the surfaces of common devices in homes and offices.
Electronics companies began using polybrominated diphenyl (PBDEs) and other flame retardants in the 1970s, arguing that the toxins prevent fires and
cannot escape from plastic casings.
Kinda scary for people who, like me, works all day long around computers.
(even more scary when we think that we spend parts of our evening around them too...)