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Thousands of lives at risk from e-waste recycling

Thousands of lives at risk from e-waste recycling
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Thousands of people in China live from recycling e-waste – a highly toxic and dangerous activity. Most of the electronic waste comes from the West, anything from disused computers to mobile phones or refrigerators.

As the amount of e-waste continues to grow exponentially, so does the risk to those who recycle or handle products made from recycled material.