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E-waste:The Serious Health Hazard


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1 Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Economics, B. P. Chaliha College, Nagarbera, Kamrup (Assam), India
       

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Science and technology have led to production of many electronics and electric tools and equipments starting from 18th century. Especially twenty first century is characterized by change in traditional habits and customs and adoption of modern technologies in all around the works and activities of the world. Electronic gadgets are meant to make our life happy and smooth functioning. These electronic gadgets have penetrated every aspects of our life. Frequent change of television sets; computers and mobile phones become the general habit of majority individuals in the world. We like to keep ourselves updated with the current scientific advancements. In all such a situation we never think about appropriate recycling of old electronic equipments. We frequently throw out the old electric items and usually become interested to purchase updated new items. Electronic wastes (e-waste) are increasing all around the life and works of human being. Each unit of e-waste may create every types of hazardous situation especially the health related. Electrical equipments contain toxic substances and their disposal and recycling becomes a question of health nightmare. Paper discussed definition, types and all about the health hazards of e-waste. Paper also explained little about the recycling of e-wastes in India.

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E-waste, Hazards, Human Health, Recycling, Technology, etc.
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Trailokya Deka
Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Economics, B. P. Chaliha College, Nagarbera, Kamrup (Assam), India

Abstract


Science and technology have led to production of many electronics and electric tools and equipments starting from 18th century. Especially twenty first century is characterized by change in traditional habits and customs and adoption of modern technologies in all around the works and activities of the world. Electronic gadgets are meant to make our life happy and smooth functioning. These electronic gadgets have penetrated every aspects of our life. Frequent change of television sets; computers and mobile phones become the general habit of majority individuals in the world. We like to keep ourselves updated with the current scientific advancements. In all such a situation we never think about appropriate recycling of old electronic equipments. We frequently throw out the old electric items and usually become interested to purchase updated new items. Electronic wastes (e-waste) are increasing all around the life and works of human being. Each unit of e-waste may create every types of hazardous situation especially the health related. Electrical equipments contain toxic substances and their disposal and recycling becomes a question of health nightmare. Paper discussed definition, types and all about the health hazards of e-waste. Paper also explained little about the recycling of e-wastes in India.

Keywords


E-waste, Hazards, Human Health, Recycling, Technology, etc.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi1%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F194155