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E-waste Workers' Health: Who is Responsible?

Mukda Pratheepwatanawong June 18, 2010

Electronic Products in Ningbo 2nd Hand Market (Pictures from Urban-Media Network Fieldtrip)

(Some parts in this text are duplicated and developed from the essay and research which I did on Electronic Waste for the Urban-Media Network module.)


There have been concerns and issues about workers’ health on the other end of the electronic products life-cycle chain. As there have been reports written about the poor and risky working condition that workers face in the electronic waste recycling industry, this short article is brought up to discuss who should be responsible for the health of workers who deal with electronic waste.

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