Brominated Flame Retardants in Dust on Computers: The Case for Safer Chemicals and Better Computer Design

"In the first nationwide tests for brominated flame retardants in dust swiped from computers, the Computer Take-Back Campaign (CTBC) and Clean Production Action (CPA) found these neurotoxic chemicals on every computer sampled. The highest levels found were a form of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) called decaBDE — one of the most widely used fire retardant chemicals in the electronics industry."