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A new study, supported by the Minamata Convention’s Interim Secretariat hosted by UN Environment, reveals that women of childbearing age living in four Pacific Island countries have elevated levels of mercury in their bodies.

There is presence of highly toxic flame retardants chemicals in children’s toys and related products made from recycled plastics generated from e-waste, said a global study.

BENGALURU: The city is the third-largest producer of e-waste in India, preceded by Mumbai and Delhi.

In Nigeria, an entire industry thrives on the demand for imported second-hand electronic goods.

Germany is to support Ghana with €25 million euros to tackle its growing electronic waste menace.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Disposal of Nuclear Waste, 29/03/2017. The quantity of low and intermediate level waste to be stored at the site is about 0.15 cubic meters/year/MW.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Rise in electronic waste, 27/03/2017. The country’s economic growth, rise in per capita income, and technological innovations coupled with high obsolescence rate of electronic and electrical equipment to increase in the rate of generation of e-waste.

Environment Minister said that government has decided to take remedial measures including the safe disposal of identified quantity of hazardous waste of the erstwhile Union Carbide India Ltd (UCIL)

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Management of e-waste , 20/03/2017. The policy framework for environmentally sound management of e-waste is laid down in E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 which was notified in March, 2016.

Uncontrolled hazardous wastes sites have the potential to adversely impact human health and damage or disrupt ecological systems and the greater environment. Four decades have passed since the Superfund law was enacted, allowing increased exposure time to these potential health hazards while also allowing advancement of analysis techniques. Florida has the sixth highest number of Superfund sites in the US and, in 2016, Florida was projected to have the second largest number of new cancer cases in the US.

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