American Journal of Life Sciences
Volume 5, Issue 3-1, May 2017, Pages: 67-70
Received: Apr. 10, 2017;
Accepted: Apr. 11, 2017;
Published: Apr. 27, 2017
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Deepak Devgan, P. G. Department of Commerce & Business Administration, Khalsa College, Amritsar (Punjab), India
Candy Rampal, Government High School, Abdal, Amritsar (Punjab), India
E-waste is posing a serious threat to the life of human being. The rate of emission of toxic pollutants from e-wastes is increasing at alarming rate. Despite the danger signals raised by various research bodies throughout the world, the governments across the globe have failed to handle this emerging issue efficiently. Where, import of used electronic products from developed nations can be cited as one of the major reasons for e-waste generation in India, handling and recycling of e-waste by unorganized recyclers in another issue. This paper attempts to throws a light on the data depicting the increase in rate of e-waste generation; it also discusses various reasons for this increase. At the end, some suggestions to overcome this issue have been given.
Electronic Waste Management: Toxicity and Emerging Challenges in Indian Context, American Journal of Life Sciences. Special Issue: Environmental Toxicology.
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2017, pp. 67-70.
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