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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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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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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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The global impact of e-waste: Addressing the challenge

2012

International Labour Organization

This paper will elaborate on the issues posed by e-waste, the scale of its use, destinations for the trans-boundary trade flow in e-waste, risks to workers, labour and employment issues, chemicals of concern, OSH aspects, and the legal framework. It will take a systems analysi...

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Resource Mobilization for the Sound Management of Chemicals and Wastes

2011

United Nations Institute for Training and Research

This guidance originates from work undertaken by UNITAR, with the support of the Government of Switzerland, to assist countries to develop a strategic and programmatic approach towards resource mobilization for the integrated management of chemicals and wastes. In its first ed...

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