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E-Waste Management and Public Health: A scenario of Indian Cities


Kalpana Singh
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Electronic waste has turned out to be a critical environmental health issue because of the large and growing volume of E-Waste and inadequate management policies. In the last two decades, there has been an exponential growth in the production and consumption of electrical and electronic equipments. The rapid growth of technology along with up gradation in technical innovation has lead to high rate of obsolescence in electronic industry. This has made e-waste as one of the fastest growing waste streams not only in India but on a global scale. E-waste contains hazardous components which are handled in an environment unfriendly manner, thus causing a threat of deterioration in environmental conditions and human health. In this paper, we present an overview of the various lethal substances present in e-waste, their potential environmental and human health impacts along with the strategies currently being used for e-waste management.

Kalpana Singh

E-waste, Hazardous Substance, LCA, MFA, MCA, EPR, E-Waste Management

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 3 | May-June - 2016
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2016-06-30 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
887-890 IJSRSET1623239   Technoscience Academy

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Kalpana Singh, "E-Waste Management and Public Health: A scenario of Indian Cities", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp.887-890, May-June-2016.
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