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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 05:45 PM
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5. 5-9 pounds of lead dust?
I know solder is typically 90/10 tin/lead, but every solder connection is fused. If there was 5-9 lbs of lead dust in your PC I suspect that electrical shorts would render 99.9% of the PCs inoperative.

OK, I see the post addressed monitors. I guess that could be the case, I don't know about that. I think there are toxic materials (mercury gases) in flourescent lighting as well. But PC boxes/laptops, etc are pretty much lead free.

Cadmium plating is pretty well non-existant today...very toxic stuff.
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