E-waste: the growing global problem and next steps.

  title={E-waste: the growing global problem and next steps.},
  author={Michelle L. Heacock and Carol Bain Kelly and William A Suk},
  journal={Reviews on environmental health},
  volume={31 1},
In many low- and middle-income countries, handling and disposal of discarded electrical or electronic equipment (EEE) is frequently unregulated. e-Waste contains hazardous constituents such as lead, mercury, and chromium, certain chemicals in plastics, and flame retardants. There is increasing concern about health effects related to contamination in air, soil, and water for people working and living at or near informal e-waste processing sites, especially to the most vulnerable populations… CONTINUE READING
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