Chemical hazards associated with treatment of waste electrical and electronic equipment.

  title={Chemical hazards associated with treatment of waste electrical and electronic equipment.},
  author={Oyuna Tsydenova and Magnus Bengtsson},
  journal={Waste management},
  volume={31 1},
This review paper summarizes the existing knowledge on the chemical hazards associated with recycling and other end-of-life treatment options of waste electrical and electronic equipment (e-waste). The hazards arise from the presence of heavy metals (e.g., mercury, cadmium, lead, etc.), flame retardants (e.g., pentabromophenol, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), tetrabromobisphenol-A (TBBPA), etc.) and other potentially harmful substances in e-waste. If improperly managed, the substances… CONTINUE READING

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