15083 ª February 25 6:21 PM. We’re exporting toxic technologies to third world countries. We all know computer components contain lots of chemical badness, and it seems that as much as 80 percent of US electronics trash is sent to developing countries, where it is becoming a major health hazard. [MetaFilter]

Youssou N’dour wrote about this in the song “Toxiques” in 1990:

Rich countries make toxic waste. Why should they send it to us?

Poor countries know toxic waste. Why should they accept it?

How come people are suddenly waking up to it?

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