Electronics waste creates woes

The global export of electronics waste, including consumer devices, computer monitors and circuit boards, is creating environmental and health problems, The New York Times reported Monday.

The report said 50 to 80 percent of electronics waste collected for recycling in the United States is placed on container ships and sent to China, India, Pakistan or other developing countries.

It is then reused or recycled under largely unregulated conditions, often with toxic results.