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Discarded LCD Screens Find New Use in Medicine
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Written by Daniel   
Tuesday, 14 July 2009 12:21
 Researchers recover PVA from the screens to use in medicine

 Shane McGlaun (Blog) - July 14, 2009 11:32 AM

Around the U.S., tons of electronic devices are thrown away each year and many of the devices ultimately end up in landfills. There are a number of recycling programs around the country, but some researchers think that better uses for old electronics are available than simply recycling them.

A compound that is found inside of LCD screens could be a key component in medications according to researchers at the University of York. The specific compound is polyvinyl-alcohol (PVA), which is widely used in LCD TVs. LCD panels are typically incinerated or buried in landfills when they are no longer usable. [DailyTech...]   [Comments...]

 

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