In India, a Toxic Harvest of Recycled Electronics

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

Photograph by Sean Gallagher

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Hazard in Hand

A man holds a collection of transistors. Metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic are all present in e-waste. Workers spend endless days exposed to dangerous levels of toxic elements with little to no protection while breaking electronics down by hand.