In India, a Toxic Harvest of Recycled Electronics

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

Photograph by Sean Gallagher

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Dumping Ground

Three boys stand near e-waste discarded at the side of a small pond in Sangrampur. As electronic waste is broken down, harmful elements such as mercury, lead and arsenic leach into the soil and water resulting in the long-term poisoning of local resources.