alexa Unfair trade: e-waste in Africa.
Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences

International Journal of Waste Resources

Author(s): Schmidt CW

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Abstract Africa is quickly becoming a destination for information technology in the form of tons of used computers, fax machines, cell phones, and other electronics. Although many of these machines can be repaired and resold, up to 75\% of the electronics shipped to Africa is junk. This equipment, when dumped, may leach lead, mercury, and cadmium into the environment; when burned, it may release carcinogenic dioxins and polyaromatic hydrocarbons. In the United States, activists are working to limit the flow of e-waste to developing countries through international agreements and voluntary e-waste export reduction efforts.
This article was published in Environ Health Perspect and referenced in International Journal of Waste Resources

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