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Electronics Donation and Recycling
Electronics donation and recycling is a great way to help conserve resources and natural materials. It is important to make sure you are donating and/or recycling electronics safely and correctly.
Recycling Consumer Electronics
There can be safety hazards from handling components of consumer electronics in general, and specific components may have distinct hazardous properties.
What Happens at Work Doesn’t Always Stay at Work; Lead Exposure from an E-Scrap Recycling Facility Can Transfer to the Home
Recycling of used electronics (E-scrap) is an emerging area of concern as a source of occupational exposures among workers and a source of take-home exposures.
NIOSH Science Blog: Occupational Exposures at Electronic Scrap Recycling Facilities
To better document the hazards, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has completed exposure evaluations at several electronics recycling facilities and conducted a survey of electronics recycling facilities across the United States.
Electronic Waste Recycling: Working Safely
This fact sheet describes actions e-waste recycling companies can take to control these hazards and ways workers can protect themselves.