Making Contact

Making Contact – December 24, 2004

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From Cradle to Grave:
The Impact of Electronics

The electronics industry has brought us gadgets galore, from mobile phones that take pictures to the computer we use to edit this radio show. But there’s also a dark secret: the electronics industry is one of the world’s dirtiest; its growing legacy includes poisoned workers and mountains of toxic waste. On this week’s edition we take a closer look at what our gadgets are doing to our environment.