Working conditions and environmental exposures among electronic waste workers in Ghana.

@article{Akormedi2013WorkingCA,
  title={Working conditions and environmental exposures among electronic waste workers in Ghana.},
  author={Matthew Akormedi and Emmanuel Asampong and Julius N. Fobil},
  journal={International journal of occupational and environmental health},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={278-86}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate and describe informal e-waste recycling and working conditions at Agbogbloshie, Accra, Ghana. METHODS We conducted in-depth interviews which were qualitatively analysed from a grounded theory perspective. RESULTS Workers obtained e-waste from the various residential areas in Accra, then dismantled and burned them in open air to recover copper, aluminum, steel, and other products for sale to customers on-site or at the nearby Agbogbloshie market. The processers… CONTINUE READING

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