New Article: Metals and Particulates Exposure from a Mobile E-Waste Shredding Truck: A Pilot Study

The US electronics recycling industry has introduced a novel mobile electronic waste (e-waste) shredding truck service to address increasing needs for secure data destruction of e-waste. These trucks can shred small electronics with data security concerns at remote locations for a wide variety of clients. Shredding jobs usually involve hand-feeding electronic waste (e-waste) for 4–10 h day−1, 1–5 days. Shredding of e-waste has been documented as a source of high metal exposures, especially lead and cadmium.  Read more about JPB Senior Fellow Diana Ceballos’s research.