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Burning e-waste contaminating breast milk in Ghana.

The Agbogbloshie e-waste dumpsite in Accra, Ghana, is causing severe health risks due to the burning of discarded electronics, leading to smoky air. Research by Anita Asamoah from the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission reveals cancer-causing metals in the breast milk of mothers in the area. https://www.scidev.net/global/podcast/burning-e-waste-contaminating-breast-milk-in-ghana/

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  • Esther Wanjiku

    10 w

    This has really gone out of hand and is causing the poisoning of other generations

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    • dickson mutai

      10 w

      A not pleasing reminder of the hidden costs of electronic waste ..

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      • CHRIS NGATIA

        10 w

        This is terrible! Childrens lives and mothers lives are at jeopardy here . The Ghana EPA needs a solution to curb this as soon as possible

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        • johnte ndeto

          10 w

          Alternative and climate friendly means should be encouraged

          5
          • Petter Körnemark

            10 w

            I don’t know much about this subject but there should be ways of recyclibg e-waste, and we should not overconsume electronics. Any solitions out there?

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            • Elizabeth Gathigia

              11 w

              As a mom, this is so disturbing, the Ghana EPA should comeup with necessary measures to fight this problem, it not only affect mother and the baby but also the well being of everyone

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              • Joseph Githinji

                11 w

                This is disgusting and must be dealt with ASAP! The health of mothers and their little ones must be protected.

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                • Munene Mugambi

                  11 w

                  The health effects on mother and child in this case are astronomical

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