Evaluating e-waste workers’ exposure to flame retardants

A common method used to evaluate skin exposure to hazardous chemicals among workers at electronics recycling plants is to wipe workers’ hands with hand wipes and measure the amount of chemicals on them. A new study found that it took multiple wipes to remove much of the flame retardant residue from workers’ hands at one U.S. recycling facility. The study was co-authored by Senior JPB Fellow Diana Ceballos of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Read more here.