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Prevention-intervention strategies to reduce exposure to e-waste.

2018

World Health Organization

This article presents case studies of e-waste recycling scenarios and intervention approaches to reduce or prevent exposures to the hazardous substances in e-waste that may be broadly applicable to diverse situations. Drawing on parallels identified in these cases, this paper ...

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Inheriting a sustainable world: Atlas on children’s health and the environment

2017

World Health Organization

This book promotes the importance of creating sustainable environments and reducing the exposure of children to modifiable environmental hazards. The wide scope of the SDGs offers a framework within which to work and improve the lives of all children. To this end, it encourage...

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Hazardous waste and health impact: a systematic review of the scientific literature

2017

World Health Organization

This paper is a systematic review to evaluate the evidence of the health impact of hazardous waste exposure, applying transparent and a priori defined methods. Fifty-seven papers of epidemiological investigations on the health status of populations living near hazardous waste ...

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E-Waste and Harm to Vulnerable Populations: A Growing Global Problem

2016

World Health Organization

This article provides an overview of the scale and risks associated with the rapidly increasing hazardous waste stream. It reviews international efforts concerned with environmental hazards, especially those affecting children and recommends the need for international cooperat...

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Electrical/Electronic Waste and Children’s Health

2015

World Health Organization

This training module introduces to e-waste and the potential toxic hazards associated with end of life management of e-waste which includes disposal practices, material recovery, open burning and formal/informal recycling. Specifically, this module focussed on how, when and wh...

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E-Waste: A Global Hazard

2014

World Health Organization

Waste from end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment, known as e-waste, is a rapidly growing global problem. E-waste contains valuable materials that have economic value when recycled. Unfortunately, the majority of e-waste is recycled in the unregulated informal sector ...

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Health consequences of exposure to e-waste: a systematic review

2013

World Health Organization

The population exposed to potentially hazardous substances through disposal and recycling of end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment is increasing. This paper summarises the evidence for the association between exposure to e-waste and outcomes related to exposures such...

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Health effects of exposure to e-waste

2013

World Health Organization

In response to the lack of specific data and little awareness from public health on the effect of e-waste on children's health, the WHO department of Public Health and Environment (PHE) developed a specific plan of action. This initiative includes raising awareness of and comm...

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