A repairer fixes the motherboard of a cellphone. Note the lack of safety equipment, such as gloves or a mask.
E-waste collecting is often work for the marginalized and impoverished. Here, a man collects desktop mice.
A man removes electronic transistors and other e-waste from computer motherboards. The shops are often open to the outdoors.
A boy working inside an e-waste recycling shop. Child labor is very frequent in this industry, Aich says.
In many cases, e-waste workers have exposed cuts which can allow contaminants to directly enter their blood streams.
Published April 24, 2018