Negative Effects Of E-Waste: Harmful Effects On The Environment

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E-Waste impacts to human life

Nowadays, humans produce many kinds of wastes that pollute the environment. E-waste is one of the examples of rubish, which is really hard to decompost to keep the environment clean or indirect words it is not environmentaly friendly because it contains hazardous elements, which are harmful to the environment. E-waste is electronic wastes, that can be any obsolete or outdated machine or electronic gadget found in workplaces, homes and jeans pockets (Recycle Force, 2011). Recently, e-waste increases enormously around the world. According to Do Something (2009, p2) states that the discard of e-waste reached nearly 2.37 million tons in 2009, such as cell phones, TVs, computers, printers, and many other electronic
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It is not only cause a short time effects but e-waste also damage the environment in a long period. Mostly, e-waste becomes dangerous because of inappropiate way to recycle them, which is usally happens in depeloving countries that do not have a proper recycle mechine. Approxcimetly, around 50 to 80 percent of e-waste in India, Pakistan, Vietnam and the Philippines are regularly destroying and burning, which causes bad emissions that harmful for human being and the earth (McAlliser, n.d., p2). Moreover, it cause many dengerous deseases for human. According to E-Wate Recyclyng Ltd (n.d., p3-7) says that lead is poisonous to the kidneys, where in a long time it will influence the apprehensive and conceptive frameworks, it also affected kids mental impropment, where there is a posibelity that make kids mental disabled. Barium is one of the dangerous component, which produces mind swelling, it might cause a shortcoming ib the muscles, heart, liver and spleen. Hexavalent also harms the kidneys, liver, DNA, and it cause a asthmatic bronchitis. The most dangerous element is mercury, which is known to kill embryos and is gone through moms’ milk to a new-baby. Particularly, there are 20 different dengerous chemicles on e-waste. Regarding to the negative effects to the environment and human people should be more careful on using electronic devises to protect the …show more content…
The new agreement, which is signed by United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Secretariat of the Basel Convention (SBC) contains the laws to reduce the negative impacts of e-waste to the environment and recycling of hazardouz elemets, which are considered a danger to human health (Library of Congress, 2012). Not only to prevent the increasing of e-waste, but there is a international law, which controls the movement of the e-waste from developed countries to developing countries. This low is ruled on the basel convention, which is established on 22 March 1989, where on January 2015, around 182 states join the convention (Wikipedia, n.d.). Because of serious effects of e-waste there are lots of international laws that control the regulation of e-waste recycle. For instance Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (Wikipedia,

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