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Richard Maxwell, Ph.D., is a professor and chair of media studies at Queens College, City University of New York. Toby Miller, Ph.D., is an interdisciplinary social scientist.
You may not look at your cell phone, TV, or computer the same way after reading this blog. It reveals secrets lurking within electronic devices. Marshaling economic, environmental, and historical facts, Richard Maxwell and Toby Miller examine the environmental, safety, and health record of these technologies. We show how making, consuming, and discarding these gadgets is rife with toxic ingredients, poisonous working conditions, and hazardous waste. But all is not lost: we can think creatively about ways to solve these problems as green workers, consumers, and citizens.