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Shoot: Toxics E-Waste Documentation in Ghana

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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.

Ghana E-Waste VNR - English Version
1 Apr, 2008
Ghana E-Waste VNR - English Version
Ghana E-waste Clipreel
1 Apr, 2008
Ghana E-waste Clipreel
Burning Electrical Components
7 Apr, 2008
Burning Electrical Components
Breaking Electrical Components
12 Apr, 2008
Breaking Electrical Components
Discarded Electronic Products
7 Apr, 2008
Discarded Electronic Products
Unloading Electronic Waste
10 Apr, 2008
Unloading Electronic Waste
Second-hand Market and TV Repair Merchants
8 Apr, 2008
Second-hand Market and TV Repair Merchants
Playing Football
11 Apr, 2008
Playing Football
Mohammed Hassan Soundbites
1 Apr, 2008
Mohammed Hassan Soundbites
Kevin Brigden Soundbite
9 Apr, 2008
Kevin Brigden Soundbite
Dr. Kevin Brigden Sampling
9 Apr, 2008
Dr. Kevin Brigden Sampling
Mike Anane Soundbites
1 Apr, 2008
Mike Anane Soundbites
William Abaidoo Soundbite
9 Apr, 2008
William Abaidoo Soundbite
Kim Schoppink Soundbites
1 Apr, 2008
Kim Schoppink Soundbites
Toxics E-Waste Documentation in Ghana (Dutch Version)
1 Apr, 2008
Toxics E-Waste Documentation in Ghana (Dutch Version)
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