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Cell phone composition

Year: 2006
From collection: Vital Waste Graphics 2
Author: Cécile Marin
It is impossible to detail all the types of waste directly or indirectly involved in manufacturing mobile phones. In developed countries production processes manage to keep sensitive materials in a closed circuit, without any waste escaping to the outside world. Production – “Made in Elsewhere” – does not usually take place where the phones are most widespread. Degrees of efficiency in health and environmental protection vary. In some assembly facilities, workers can be exposed to a mixture of toxic chemicals, with waste finding its way into the atmosphere, ground and water supply, posing a serious risk to their health and that of the people living in the neighborhood.
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