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Research Article Open Access
Waste electrical equipment and electronic/ Electronic waste (WEEE/E-waste) can be considered as a greater hazard both to humans and environment. In developing countries WEEE/E-waste collection, segregation, transportation and recycling has become a very lucrative business in unorganised sectors. But the ensuing dangers associated with it is a neglected field, which needs urgent attention. Many problems created by this waste is nonreversible and may lead to the extinction of many living things and serene environment. Composition of WEEE/Ewaste components is very diverse and may contain more than 1000 different substances which are both recognised as very hazardous and non-hazardous in nature. Quantum of this waste generation is increasing tremendously and needs urgent and proper management to save our race and environment. Health problems and environmental destruction related to WEEE/E-waste is discussed in detail in this article.
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Author(s): Sanjeev Satyanarayan and Ahana Satyanarayan
WEEE/E-waste, Environment, hazard, metals, health problems, Environmental hazards