Death By Design – China Computers and Pollusion

surely a lot of dangerous chemicals go into a computer… and yes they off gas those chemicals.


„beryllium, lead, chromium, and mercury compounds, are toxic or carcinogenic to humans“ (src)

Epoxidharz/Epoxy resin is usually produced industrially from a reaction of Bisphenol A and epichlorohydrin. Due to the specific characteristics of these two reactors in particular, special safety regulations have to be observed in the production of epoxy resin (for possible health hazards and the state of research see in particular articles Bisphenol A and epichlorohydrin). The impact of epoxy resin on human health and the environment will be assessed under REACH in 2015 as part of the substance Evaluation carried out by Denmark.[12]“

Did you know computer equipment continually gives out small amounts of different gases and fine dusts? Some people are highly sensitive to these.

Plastic PC components are one source, as most plastics are unstable and break down naturally over time, especially when exposed to ultraviolet light and sunlight. (That’s the reason why they turn yellow and get brittle.

  • Initally, to run any new equipment in an empty well ventilated room to allow most of the outgassing to occur before use.
  • Always work in a room with good ventilation and avoid continual high room temperatures–outgassing will increase as the temperature rises.