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E-Waste

From: Pat Maxwell
Series: July 2009 - Isla Earth Radio Series
Length: 01:30

What happens to our consumer electronics after they've served their useful life? Discarded computer monitors often get shipped to Asia or Africa. Read the full description.
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E-Waste
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Inlay2_small What happens to our consumer electronics after they've served their useful life? Unfortunately, discarded computer monitors often get shipped to Asia or Africa, where the world's poorest workers strip them down by hand, exposing themselves and their surroundings to toxins like chromium, mercury and lead. It's all illegal, but it happens...

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What happens to our consumer electronics after they've served their useful life? Unfortunately, discarded computer monitors often get shipped to Asia or Africa, where the world's poorest workers strip them down by hand, exposing themselves and their surroundings to toxins like chromium, mercury and lead. It's all illegal, but it happens...

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