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Workers unpack a truck

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

Workers unpack a truck-load of e-waste which has just arrived for processing in Guiyu in Guangzhou province.

Tea made with imported water and a dark, murky tea made with polluted local water.

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

Tea made with imported water and a dark, murky tea made with polluted local water. The local water makes the tea turn black, but no one locally knows why, they suspected that it has something to do with the horrific groundwater pollution from...

Close up of a huge pile of computer keyboards

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

Close up of a huge pile of computer keyboards waiting to be scrapped. These are likely to have been thrown away in Europe, US or Japan and then dumped in China because it is cheaper to dump this hazardous waste in China than dispose of it properly.

Owner of an e

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

Owner of an e-waste scrapping yard stands in front of a mountainous pile of computer waste waiting to be scrapped to recover useful plastics and metals.

A migrant worker strips plastic from wires

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

A migrant worker strips plastic from wires to extract useful metals. The plastic on the wires is often PVC which contains toxic chemicals and produces large amounts of pollution when disposed, often by burning in the open air.

A migrant child from Henan province holds

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

A migrant child from Henan province holds up a piece of e-waste. It was once a Nokia computer screen, now dumped in China and dismantled by poor, unprotected, migrant workers.

A Chinese child sits amongst a pile of wires

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

A Chinese child sits amongst a pile of wires and e-waste. Children can often be found dismantling e-waste containing many hazardous chemicals known to be potentially very damaging to children's health.

Dioxin - Closer than you think!

Feature story | 20 December, 2004 at 1:00

The deadly chemical dioxin has hit the headlines with the alledged poisoning of Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yuschenko. What doesn't often make the news is the fact that dioxin pollution is far more widespread than political poisonings.

Samsung cleans up

Feature story | 17 June, 2004 at 2:00

Consumer power scored another victory recently with the announcement from electronics giant Samsung that it plans to phase out hazardous chemicals in its products. Seeing its brand-name products graded red - as containing hazardous chemicals - on...

Our campaigners have been visiting company

Image | 8 June, 2004 at 3:00

Our campaigners have been visiting company offices to highlight how chemicals in their products are polluting our bodies and encouraging these companies to follow Samsung's lead in committing to phase out hazardous chemicals in its products.

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