Against the Grain

Against the Grain – August 29, 2005

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What happens when your old TV, computer, or VCR becomes obsolete and you chuck it? Most of us don’t realize the toxic mix contained in electronics and the public health hazards posed when they are "recycled" — whether by child labor in China or India or disassembled by prisoners in the US. Sheila Davis of Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition and CEH’s Anita Sarah Jackson break down the dangers of e-waste.