An Examination of the Environmental Impact of Electronic Waste

Prasad, Sanjay (2010) An Examination of the Environmental Impact of Electronic Waste. In: National Seminar on Environmental Management in Metallurgical Industrial, 2010, BHU, Varanasi.

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Electronic waste is a part of used electronics items are generating all over the world. Due to large amount of electronic items used in the recent past, a huge amount of electronic wastes have been dumped on the earth. Because of hazardous contents in the waste it is difficult for the environment to tolerate. This paper contains the different aspects of environment which has been created by electron-ic wastes. Mercury, lead, nickel, arsenic, tetrachloride, xylenes, toluene, styrene and methylene are most harmful to human health especially at high concentrations. These are very harmful substances and one kind of pollutants. It creates problem in the environment and pollute our air, water, earth and trees. Large amount of plastic generated by computer is also one kind of problem. The organic substances containing tetrachloride, xylenes, toluene and styrene are creating problem in air. A suitable management of these wastes along with recycling will solve the prob-lem. It is needed to regulate and protect the environment. The importance of public participation in the recycling program is also valuable.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Uncontrolled Keywords:Waste, Pollution, Computer Waste, Environmental Impact
Divisions:Metal Extraction and Forming
ID Code:5713
Deposited By:Sahu A K
Deposited On:04 Jul 2012 16:44
Last Modified:19 Aug 2015 14:47
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