Date of Release:
May 22 2014
For decades, most residents of Tambon Khok Sa-ard have been bringing piles of electronic waste - a source of both income and health risks - to their hometown.
Community leaders say more than 67 per cent of locals, as a result, have developed health problems from substandard disposal of such waste.
"Most people here have earned their living by handling electronic waste. They have disassembled old electronic devices and sold the recyclable parts for money," Khong Chai senior deputy chief Prasitchai Phangrodrat said yesterday.