In India, a Toxic Harvest of Recycled Electronics

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

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And the burgeoning industry doesn't take place in a vacuum: Electronic recycling centers can be found close to people's homes. "This work happens within community areas or within residential areas, so that entire families are exposed to the toxic elements," said Mahesh, of Toxics Link.