Flat Panel TVs Adding to Our Problems?

NWF   |   December 6, 2008

12-06-08 NASA Western Hemisphere A recent study discovered that a potent greenhouse gas generated from the manufacture of flat panel TV displays and electronic microcircuits is more prevalent than recently thought.

Nitrogen trifluoride emissions are increasing an average of 11% per year.

While currently only accounting for .15% of the total warming effect caused by human carbon emissions, nitrogen trifluoride is 17,000 times more potent than carbon dioxide and survives about five times longer in the atmosphere.

This is something to consider when purchasing electronics.

Larry Schweiger

Published: December 6, 2008