Report finds American electronic waste polluting India & China, exposing workers & others to toxics

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17 August 2005

American Electronic Waste Contaminates China and India

Author: Terence Chea, Associated Press

Waste from computers, televisions and other devices used in the United States is polluting the environment and exposing workers to toxic chemicals in regions of China and India where discarded electronics are dismantled, according to a study released Wednesday.

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17 August 2005

[DOC] press release: "U.S. E-Waste Polluting Communities Abroad; New Report Underscores Need for Legislative Solutions"

Author: Computer Take-Back Campaign

A new report released today documents for the first time the extent of toxic contamination from obsolete computers, televisions, and other gadgets that have been shipped overseas by U.S. recyclers...US experts...are pointing to the research as further evidence of the need for state legislators to require manufactures to take responsibility for their products from “cradle-to-grave.” [refers to support for recycling legislation by HP, Target, Best Buy; opposition by IBM, Panasonic (part of Matsushita), Sharp, Sony]

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