Gallery: LCD Televisions Transformed Into Infection-Fighting Medicine


Scientists at the University of York have made a discovery that seems almost too amazing to be true — waste from LCD televisions can be used to treat infections. A team of researchers at the Department of Chemistry at the University of York have found a way to transform polyvinyl-alcohol (PVA) — a key element of LCD television sets — into an anti-microbial substance that kills infections. Apparently PVA is quite compatible with human tissue and can be used for a number of other medical initiatives as well. Electronic waste is a huge problem across the world, and any way to recycle it into beneficial new forms is a plus in our book!

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