When used computers, televisions and other electronic products are ready to go up to that big scrap heap in the sky, they often end their journeys lying in some large landfill in China. Indeed, over the last decade, China has quickly become the de facto repository for developed countries' discarded electronics, known collectively as "e-waste."

While it's been known for years that e-waste poses serious health risks to Chinese workers who recycle the products to extract precious materials like gold, a new study has just revealed that Guiyu, a major e-waste recycling center, has the highest doc...

Originally from TreeHugger on July 12, 2007, 10:30am

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