Agbogbloshie: Ghana's electronic graveyard

E-waste provides a living to thousands of Ghanaians but is also a health and safety hazard for Ghanaians in the scrap and recycling sector.

This content was published on March 27, 2022 minutes

According to the World Health Organization, workers, aiming to recover valuable materials from e-waste such as copper and gold, are at risk of exposure to over 1,000 harmful substances, including lead, mercury, nickel, brominated flame retardants and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

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