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Title: EFFECTS OF E-WASTE


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EFFECTS OF E-WASTE
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  • What are the effects of e-waste on our
    environment, on our planet as a whole? Have you
    ever wondered how the enormous amount of
    electronics waste is affecting the world we live
    in?

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The amount of e-waste is rising as the
electronics industry is evolving. There is more
e-waste these days than there has ever been
before. It is becoming such a huge issue that
cities and states and some areas in other parts
of the world, are implementing new rules, laws
and regulations to try and lower the amount of
e-waste all across the globe. Read on to find out
exactly what the effects of e-waste are.
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The Effects of E-Waste Human Health and
Environmental
  • What are the effects of e-waste on humans and our
    environment?
  • Every year, 20 to 50 million tons of e-waste are
    produced worldwide. E-waste consists of discarded
    televisions, cellular phones, computers and other
    consumer electronics.

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  • Fifty to eighty percent of the worlds e-waste is
    handled by informal backyard recycling markets
    that are located in the following countries
    China, Vietnam, India, the Philippines, and
    Pakistan.
  • They are often burning, shredding and dismantling
    these e-waste products in backyard facilities. 
  • Presently, an estimated amount of 70 of the
    e-waste that India is handling is actually from
    other countries. It is estimated that by the year
    2020, domestic TV e-waste is going to double,
    e-waste from computers will be increased 5 times
    over, and cellular phone e-waste will increase 18
    times over.

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  • The recycling practices of the informal sector
    magnify the risks to human health. Primary as
    well as secondary exposure to certain toxic
    metals, like lead, results primarily from the
    open-air burning process that is used in the
    retrieval of valuable components like gold. 

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The Effects of E-Waste WEEE Disposal and Toxicity
  • The effects of e-waste or WEEE (Waste from used
    Electrical and Electronic Equipment) are
    increasing.
  • The U.S. is believed to be the producer of the
    highest amount of e-waste on the planet. It has
    been estimated that each year, more than 100
    million televisions, monitors and computers
    become obsolete, and each year, the amount is
    increasing.
  • The effects of e-waste result in damage to our
    environment and our health. The best way to
    minimize this is to produce less of it.

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Questions? More Information?
  • Website http//www.allgreenrecycling.com
  • All Green Recycling
  • info_at_allgreenrecycling.com
  • (800) 780-0347 
  •  
  • Source
  •  http//www.chemistryviews.org/details/ezine/1037
    973/Major_Threats_From_E-Waste_Current_Generation_
    And_Impacts.html http//www.prb.org/Publications
    /Articles/2013/e-waste.aspx
  • http//www.allgreenrecycling.com/blog/effects-of-e
    -waste/
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