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Toxics E-Waste Documentation in Ghana 

Toxics E-Waste Documentation in Ghana 

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04/07/2008 
Greenpeace visits Ghana to investigate workplace contamination from e-waste recycling and disposal in the country and uncovers evidence that e-waste is being exported, often illegally, to Ghana from Europe and the US.
The majority of second-hand electrical goods that are exported to Ghana from developed countries are beyond repair and are either dumped or "recycled" in a crude fashion.
In the yards, unprotected workers, many of them children, dismantle computers and TVs with little more then stones in search of metals that can be sold. The remaining plastic, cables and casing is either burnt or simply dumped.
Some of the samples tested by Greenpeace contained toxic metals including lead in quantities as much as one hundred times above background levels. Other chemicals such as phthalates, some of which are known to interfere with sexual reproduction, were found in most of the samples tested. One sample also contained a high level of chlorinated dioxins, known to promote cancer.
Greenpeace is campaigning to pressurize the producers of electronic goods to remove the hazardous chemicals from their goods and to become more responsible for end-of-life products.
Burning Electronic Components in Ghana
09 April, 2008 
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Computer and TV Monitor Casings in Ghana
09 April, 2008 
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Reclaiming Metal Parts in Ghana
09 April, 2008 
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Monitor Casings in a Lagoon in Ghana
09 April, 2008 
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Carrying Copper Pipes in Ghana
07 April, 2008 
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Discarded Electronic Product in Ghana
07 April, 2008 
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Breaking Electronic Components in Ghana
12 April, 2008 
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Breaking Electrical Components in Ghana
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Copper from Electrical Components in Ghana
11 April, 2008 
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Burning Electrical Components in Ghana
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Boys with Electrical Cables in Ghana
11 April, 2008 
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Boy Breaking Computer Components in Ghana
11 April, 2008 
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Young Manual Workers in Ghana
11 April, 2008 
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Cow Grazes in E-Waste Dump Site in Ghana
11 April, 2008 
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Video Recorders Parts in Ghana
11 April, 2008 
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TV Parts Discarded in Ghana
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Environmental Journalist Mike Anane in Ghana
11 April, 2008 
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Environmental Journalist Mike Anane in Ghana
11 April, 2008 
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Computer Monitor Casings in Ghana
10 April, 2008 
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Discarded Keyboard in Ghana
10 April, 2008 
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Unloading Electronic Waste in Ghana
10 April, 2008 
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Burning Electrical Components in Ghana
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Bundle of Electronic Cables in Ghana
09 April, 2008 
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Playstation Controller in Ghanian Landfill
09 April, 2008 
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Discarded Television Casing in Ghana
09 April, 2008 
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