Your browser does not support this video.Conceptually similarGhana E-Waste - Unloading Electronic WastePublicGhana E-Waste - Discarded Electronic ProductsPublicGhana E-Waste - Playing FootballPublicGhana E-Waste - Breaking Electrical ComponentsPublicGhana E-Waste - Mike Anane SoundbitesPublicGhana E-Waste ClipreelPublicGhana E-Waste - Burning Electrical ComponentsPublicGhana E-Waste - Kevin Brigden SoundbitePublicGHANA E-WASTE VNR ( ENGL. & INT VERS.) - POISONING THE POORPublicView AllID:GP321I8Ghana E-Waste - Second-hand Market and TV Repair MerchantsToxics E-Waste Documentation in GhanaGreenpeace visits Ghana to investigate workplace contamination from e-waste recycling and disposal in the country and uncovers evidence that e-waste is being exported, often illegally, to Ghana from Europe and the US. The majority of second-hand electrical goods that are exported to Ghana from developed countries is beyond repair and is either dumped or "recycled" in a crude fashion.In the yards, unprotected workers, many of them children, dismantle computers and TVs with little more than stones in search of metals that can be sold. The remaining plastic, cables and casing is either burnt or simply dumped. Some of the samples tested by Greenpeace contained toxic metals including lead in quantities as much as one hundred times above background levels. Other chemicals such as phthalates, some of which are known to interfere with sexual reproduction, were found in most of the samples tested. One sample also contained a high level of chlorinated dioxins, known to promote cancer.On this tape: A second-hand market and TV repair merchants.8 Apr, 2008GreenpeaceLocations:AccraDuration:1m7sParent folder:Ghana E-Waste - Second-hand Market and TV Repair MerchantsPurpose:PublicShareKeywords:E-Waste-Health Effects-Local Population-Markets-Toxic Waste Disposal-Toxic Waste RecyclingEditing status:ClipsSelect usageHow will the asset be used (fees only apply on usage)?Select the Media Category for your intended usage.