Global E-waste reaches record high, says new UN Report

In a new report released by the United Nations University, global electronic waste has reached record high levels. 41.8 million tons of e-waste was generated in 2014, fuelling concerns about the growing risks to public health, resource conservation and the environment.

2019-04-16T09:42:22+02:00May 25, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |

E-Waste – hazardous to the environment – and human health!

A new study on the effects of E-waste on human health reveals serious negative outcomes for those dismantling and handling components of discarded electronics. The study, published by the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, details that workers, some as young as six years of age, are routinely exposed to hazardous materials and inhalation of toxic gases through direct handling of discarded electronics. People affected by this health crisis are mostly in areas where there is little knowledge about the health risks and in many cases no basic health care or social protections.

2019-04-16T09:42:31+02:00January 16, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |