Environmental and Health Impacts of Electronic Waste: A Global Concern!!

  • Anuja Prabhakar
  • Romi Nayyar
  • PK Sharma
Keywords: Health, Cadmium, Immune System


Electronic waste, commonly referred as e-waste, is waste generated from discarded waste from an alarming number of electronic components which contains toxic substances affecting human health and the environment across the globe. In India, it is of extreme significance as its huge production uses more electronic materials and thus, dumps a significant amount of  e-waste simultaneously. India is still lacking suitable infrastructure and methods is proper recycling and disposal. This review is an overview of current scenario in the developing countries, India and other countries  depicting the magnitude of environmental and health hazards associated with improper recycling and disposal methods.


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Author Biographies

Anuja Prabhakar

Ph.D. (Environmental Studies), Independent Research Scholar, Vizag, India

Romi Nayyar

GNM, Consultant Nursing Staff, Nuh, Haryana, India

PK Sharma

M.Sc. Statistics & Former Professor (Retired), Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, India


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DOI: 10.26440/IHRJ/0505.08445
Published: 2021-08-28
How to Cite
Anuja Prabhakar, Romi Nayyar, PK Sharma. Environmental and Health Impacts of Electronic Waste: A Global Concern!!. IHRJ [Internet]. 2021Aug.28 [cited 2022Jul.2];5(5):RV1-RV4. Available from: https://ihrjournal.com/ihrj/article/view/445