by Susan DeFreitas
June 7th, 2011
Next time you just toss that old computer monitor into the landfill or give it to some no name recycler who ships it to China, consider this. You may have heard that e-waste contains compounds and heavy metals that can negatively impact human health. Now, in some cheery news from the Institute of Physics, researchers have linked e-waste to both inflammation and oxidative stress, which are precursors to cardiovascular disease, DNA damage and possibly even cancer.