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Toxic Discarded Electronics Illegally Exported To China

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The United States produces an enormous amount of e-waste -- the stuff discarded when we replace our old gadgets with newer ones. Computers and other electronic items are loaded with toxic parts, which is why it's so important to recycle them, rather than just throw them out.

But even when you think you're being a good Samaritan, recycling your stuff, it could end up being illegally exported in a strange market that forces some people to choose, as 60 Minutes reports, between poverty and poison.

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