E-waste is a term for electronic products that have become unwanted, nonworking or obsolete and essentially reached the end of their useful life. Improper disposal and recycling in developing countries can lead to human health effects and environmental pollution. sources of e-waste is generated from the products used for communication and house hold equipments, Around 40 million ton E-waste is produced globally. India is expected to generate about 1.5 lakh ton of e- waste by 2020. The toxins produced from the improper e-waste recycling can cause permanent damage to brain and nervous system, cognitive impairments renal damage and cell damage. E –waste has emerged as one of the fastest growing waste streams worldwide today. Reuse and recycle are more beneficial than simple disposal. Designing of products using environment friendly raw items can make a change.
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T. Priyadharsini, M. E. Mukil Singh. E-waste and health effects, An Emerging issue. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2019; 9(4):570-572. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2019.00124.1