Electronic Garbage Injurious To Health 

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Dec. 5, 2010, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol.: 04 No.-12 Dec. 03-2010 (Mangsir 17,2067)
The discarded electronic appliances such as mobile, computer, refrigerators also known as e-wastes are causing serious public health implications. The heavy metals like lead, and mercury and the radio active radiations that these release to environment can cause ailments in nervous system, heart, liver, lungs, kidney, skin, muscle, brain and bodies’ defense system. According to Sushma Upadhyaya, senior chemist at the Pollution Monitoring Division of the Environment Ministry, the garbage should be segregated into bio-degradable, plastics and electronics for their safe and proper disposal. She said that a recommendation has been registered at the cabinet to formulate E-waste Act for their safe management.
 
 

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