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Children on the frontlines: the e-waste epidemic in Africa

September 10, 2011

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Source: Karimeh Moukaddem | Mongabay.com A boy pushing a shopping cart load of wires going for burning in the Agbogbloshie ghetto in Accra, Ghana. Photo: Kwei Quartey. In Agbogbloshie, a slum outside the capital city of Accra, Ghana, tons of electronic waste lies smoldering in toxic piles.Children make their way through this dangerous environment, desperate […]

Children on the frontlines: the e-waste epidemic in Africa

September 10, 2011

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Source: Karimeh Moukaddem | Mongabay.com A boy pushing a shopping cart load of wires going for burning in the Agbogbloshie ghetto in Accra, Ghana. Photo: Kwei Quartey. In Agbogbloshie, a slum outside the capital city of Accra, Ghana, tons of electronic waste lies smoldering in toxic piles.Children make their way through this dangerous environment, desperate […]