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October , 2014
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Better E-Waste Handling Helps Environment and Health

Source: Scientific American, Date: October , 2014

The town of Agbogbloshie in the west African country of Ghana has been called a digital dumping ground. Millions of tons of discarded electronics wind up there annually, so people can try to recover anything of value. Itís therefore one of the most polluted places in the world, because workers burn plastic coatings to get at the metal in the guts of gadgets. †

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