Challenging the Chip: Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industryby David Pellow, David Sonnenfeld, Ted Smith
Pub. Date: 06/28/2006
Publisher: Temple University Press
From Silicon Valley in California to Silicon Glen in Scotland, from Silicon Island in Taiwan to Silicon Paddy in China, the social, economic, and ecological effects of the international electronics industry are widespread. The production of electronic and computer components contaminates air, land, and water around the globe. As this eye-opening book reveals, the people who suffer the consequences are largely poor, female, immigrant, and minority. Challenging the Chip is the first comprehensive examination of the impacts of electronics manufacturing on workers and local environments across the planet. Contributors to this pioneering volume include many of the world's most articulate, passionate and progressive visionaries, scholars and advocates. Here they not only document the unsustainable and often devastating practices of the global electronics industry but also chronicle creative ways in which activists, government agencies, and others have attempted to reform the industry—through resistance, persuasion, and regulation.
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After watching my health decline to the point of needing prescription drugs in my thirties, I started to wonder what was going on. I had worked with electrical, electronic, and computer systems since I was sixteen. This book explained a lot of things that I should have been told about during my college and degree courses. I can tell you that no one ever told me that electricity, electronics, and wireless radiation were toxic to the human in certain situations. I am back into good health after detoxifying from the toxins that I was exposed to.