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Contact: Terry Collins
United Nations University

Estimated Health Hazard Around e-waste Site

Caption: The graph shows the estimated health hazard (where 1 = low / no risk) caused by contaminant levels around Ghana's Agbogbloshie metal recycling compound. Site 1) the headquarters of the International Central Gospel Church (CP - on map just above the point marked "mosque"), 2) the dismantling site (DS), 3) the weighing station (WS - on map, near the dismantling site), 4) the trash burning site (BS), 5) the commercial area / market (CA), 6) road dust (RD) and 7) at the neighbouring school (SC - on map, shown as the Ayalolo Cluster of Schools)

Credit: Atiemo Sampson

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