Indonesia's Tin Mines are a Health Nightmare

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"If you own a mobile, it's probably held together by tin from the Indonesian island of Bangka. Mining is wrecking the environment and every year it claims dozens more lives," states Kate Hodal in this must-read report on The Guardian.

The report goes into detail about the incredible environmental and health hazards of working in the tin mines that produce the majority of tin used across the globe. Knowledge about what goes into the devices we use on a daily basis and how those materials are created or gathered is part of the ethical responsibility we take on as consumers. This eye-opening narrative will illuminate part of the manufacturing process about which many of us have no idea.

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