Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Gold-Smelter-Mohammed-Fahim-27MZIFL658LJ.htmlConceptually similarShajawal Works in a Plastics Scrap YardGP01J9TCompleted★★★★★★Babul Lalu and Tariq Aziz from KarachiGP01J9HCompleted★★★★Teenager has Black Hands from Burning E-Waste in KarachiGP01J9PCompleted★★★★Threatening Graffiti in KarachiGP01J91Completed★★★★Abu Bakr and Asad Ali Work in a Scrap Yard with Plastics and E-WasteGP01J9ECompleted★★★★Zaboor Khan Separating E-Waste in his WorkshopGP01J8ZCompleted★★★★★★Zaboor Khan in His Workshop with E-WasteGP01J9NCompleted★★★★Ilyas Works in the Riverbed Burning off E-WasteGP01J9ACompleted★★★★Omar Sharif and Asad Ali Collect E-WasteGP01J9BCompleted★★★★View AllGP01J9KGold Smelter Mohammed FahimMohammed Fahim (24) has worked as gold smelter for ten years. Part of the gold he smelts comes from electronics waste. Fahim works in a shop without any protective measures taken, but he tries to keep his mouth covered and holds his breath when the fumes get strong. At night his lungs and kidneys hurt and he eats sweets to stop coughing. He is from a small village in the Punjab and has six brothers and four sisters. His father works as a sharecropper and brings in some 3000 or 4000 rupees (40 to 55 dollars). Fahim and his brother (who does the same work) are the only ones earning money. Fahim sends all his 5000 rupee earnings per month to his family.Locations:Asia-Karachi-Lyari-PakistanDate:14 Aug, 2008Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4500px X 4500pxKeywords:Electronic waste-Electronic waste workers-Electronics-KWCI (GPI)-Poverty-Shanty towns-Toxics (campaign title)-Waste disposalShoot:Toxics E-Waste Documentation in PakistanIn the Karachi district of Lyari, hundreds of workers, including teenage children, earn their livelihoods by dismantling electronic scrap and extracting valuable components such as copper to sell. This is an insight into the personal cost of e-waste. Thousands of tons of e-waste such as discarded PCs, mobile phones and TVs, are dumped in Africa and Asia every year. Greenpeace research shows that some of this waste is exported from Europe to Pakistan.