Electronic waste: It’s impact on health and environment
Electronic waste (E-Waste) refers to the waste which is generated out of the old, obsolete and discarded technology. With the growing range of electronic devices such as air conditioners, computers, cell phones and many new products the need for old ones has decreased as a result they are thrown away into thrash without even properly destroying them. Improper recycling of worn out electronics results into the release of toxic metals in the environment which enters the food chain and ultimately harms the human health and indirectly the environment by causing air, soil and water pollution. Generation and accumulation of E-Waste is a serious threat if not recycled and managed properly. The present study is an attempt to study the concept of electronic waste and also to highlight its effect on human health as well as on environment. For this purpose extensive literature survey has been done and help of websites, journals and government portals have been taken.