Dandora Dump, located in Kenya’s capital of Nairobi covers over 30 acres and is one of Africa’s largest dumps. Poor waste management in Kenya and lack of recycling leads to uncontrolled dumping of medical waste and pharmaceuticals such as syringes and other used hospital supplies. Pesticides, lead paint, electronics and plastics are also disposed of in Dandora Dump, containing poisonous chemicals. Kenyans living around Dandora sift through the unrecycled mountains of garbage, gleaning from it plastics, glass, food and anything else they can sell to make an income; this is their livelihood. The population in Dandora, who are not necessarily working in the dump are still affected by pollutants, through soil, water and the smoke of burning solid waste.