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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 65-70

E-waste hazard: The impending challenge


Department of Community Medicine, Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College and Hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai-400 706, India

Correspondence Address:
Violet N Pinto
3, 'Ave', 1st Floor, Plot 188, Road 33A, Wadala, Mumbai-400 031
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5278.43263

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Electronic waste or e-waste is one of the rapidly growing problems of the world. E-waste comprises of a multitude of components, some containing toxic substances that can have an adverse impact on human health and the environment if not handled properly. In India, e-waste management assumes greater significance not only due to the generation of its own e-waste but also because of the dumping of e-waste from developed countries. This is coupled with India's lack of appropriate infrastructure and procedures for its disposal and recycling. This review article provides a concise overview of India's current e-waste scenario, namely magnitude of the problem, environmental and health hazards, current disposal and recycling operations, existing legal framework, organizations working on this issue and recommendations for action.






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