Electronic waste pollution in Nigeria: impact on child health

  • Badamasi, Khadijat Murtala Department of Early Childhood Care Education, Federal College of Education Zaria

Abstract

The study explored the impact of e-waste pollution in Africa, especially on child health. Concepts of electrical and electronic waste, contamination by e-waste, e-waste and health risks, sources of child exposure at home and surroundings routes to e-wastes pollution, dangers attached to e-waste pollution and the challenges of tackling e-waste were discussed. The paper advocated the critical need for the intervention of government and non-governmental organizations. Keywords: E-waste management, Environmental pollution, Child health, Environmental health.

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Published
2017-12-20