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iSlave: Kids Spend 24 Hours in Toxic Mines, So Apple Can Make Phones

Society loves its technology, escpecially its mobile phones, but does it realize that the materials used to make them were mined by slaves?

Coltan and cobalt are the two main materials mined for on a daily basis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Both are key components within everyday products — from mobile phones, laptops and jewelry. However, extracting these materials means using child slaves.


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