In India, a Toxic Harvest of Recycled Electronics

By Sean Gallagher - 2014-04-16T14:48:43Z

Photograph by Sean Gallagher

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Deadly Dust

As a hammer bears down on another circuit board in a recycling market in central Kolkata, it releases a puff of dust, inevitably laden with toxic elements. The slow poisoning of the local people and environment continues.

Sean Gallagher is a British environmental photojournalist, videographer and multimedia producer. He produced this feature for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a nonprofit journalism organization.