也有从旧的电脑显示器、电视和摄像机的阴极射线管上取下轭的做法，外壳被丢弃。钡、铅等贝壳的含量可以通过土壤到达地下水(Farrelly et al.， 2014)。这不仅危及人们利用水，但它也负面影响各种野生动物物种的生活在水上。
研究还发现，我国贵屿垃圾填埋场周围的风型分散了有毒颗粒物，其相关扩散范围为珠三角地区。该地区人口密集，4500万居民面临重金属通过土壤-作物-食品途径进入人体的风险(Farrelly etal .， 2014)。
There is also practice of removing the yoke from the cathode ray tubes present in older computer monitors, televisions and video cameras and shell is dumped. The contents of the shell like barium and lead can reach the ground water through the soil (Farrelly et al., 2014). This not only endangers the people utilizing the water but it also negatively affects the various wildlife species that sustain on the water.
It was also found that the wind patterns around the Guiyu landfill in China have dispersed the particles that are toxic in nature and their related spread is across the Pearly River Delta Region. This region is highly populated area containing 45 million citizens are at risk of the heavy metals to enter their body through the pathways of soil-crop-food (Farrelly et al., 2014).
Information present within the discarded hard drives are also at risk due to the formation of organized crime group certain regions who search the drives for data dedicatedly, herein improper erasing of data can lead to data theft.