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University leads overseas workers health project

Published: October 4, 2018

Researcher attaches monitoring device to e-scrap worker.

Aubrey Arain attaches an air sampling pump to an e-scrap worker to measure contaminants in the air he breathes.

Researchers from the University of Michigan are studying and finding ways to mitigate health risks from informal electronics recycling practices in Chile and Thailand.

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How group bolsters standing of India’s informal workers

Published: September 20, 2018

Reema, e-scrap picker in India

An Indian wastepicker named Reema in her electric rickshaw, which she uses to collect e-scrap from local repair shops.

Policymakers across the globe recognize the need to engage informal workers in collecting, aggregating and dismantling electronics, given their significant role in managing most of the e-scrap in emerging economies.

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