The radioactive wake of your Smartphone
Kiera Butler at Mother Jones
wrote a fantastic piece on the radioactive components of your phone and what it took to source them.
You may not be surprised by what she uncovers but you certainly will not be happy with what you learn! "My phone's shady past, it turned out, began long before it was assembled in a Chinese factory. The elements used to power all our high-tech gadgets come from a very dirty industry in which rich nations extract the good stuff from the earth—and leave poor countries to clean up the mess." (Thanks Sean!