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Re: [IP] Taking apart an OmniPod

I have to admit I was thinking more about the quality of life for my son 
than the makeup of his medical waist.  He doesn't have to deal with carrying 
a pump or the tubing and that's a substantial improvement especially for a 
11 year old.

You seem worked up over the batteries - they are easy to pop out and reuse - 
we have.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Felix Kasza (lists)" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, June 07, 2008 12:39 AM
Subject: RE: [IP] Taking apart an OmniPod
> Hi Kenneth,
> > As far as throwing away good electronics
> > I would think there isn't much more
> > total trash to deal with than a regular
> > pump's tubing, canula, etc.
> I beg to differ. *Four* button cells per pod to begin with.
> Lead-based solder to continue. Copper, silver, traces of other
> metals -- all in the trash. But I do admit that the hair, at
> least, is biodegradable. :-)
> And while trash generally makes me unhappy, a standard infusion
> set burns cleanly, leaving behind only the introducer needle,
> which already is recycled steel.
> (This excludes the Inset or whatsitsname -- some idiot had the
> idea of packaging every set with its own disposable inserter.
> Yuck!)
> Cheers,
> Felix.
> .
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