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China’s e-waste brings hazardous effects

While recycling toxic components is a potential resource, it has also proven to be a pollution hazard.

Last updated: 17 Feb 2014 07:23
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The world's disposal of electronic waste is increasing, and it is China that receives about 70 percent of it.

Processing the growing mountain of electronic junk has come at a high cost for many living in and around the factories.

Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Beijing. 

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