Critical Analysis and Review of Occupational, Environmental and Health Issues Related to Inadequate Disposal of E-Waste

  • Shivam Kumar
  • Divyanshi Garg
  • Prashasti Sharma
  • Shubham Kumar
  • Sayed Mohammad Tauseef
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 624)


Even as we were struggling to find a solution to the ever increasing problem of municipal waste, we now have the problem of E-waste staring in our faces. Increasing electrical and electronic waste is a matter of grave concern as it leads to a number of health and safety problems. The E-waste disposal, especially in India, is done in a highly unorganized manner. The workers in this sector are not trained and have to work under hazardous conditions without access to proper gear, thereby exposing themselves and the environment to hazardous substances. It is estimated that more than one million workers are engaged in unorganized E-waste disposal sector in India. This paper analyses the current E-waste scenario globally and Indian context, its effects and management.


Occupational disease E-waste Toxic substances Transplacental 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shivam Kumar
    • 1
  • Divyanshi Garg
    • 1
  • Prashasti Sharma
    • 1
  • Shubham Kumar
    • 1
  • Sayed Mohammad Tauseef
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Petroleum and Energy StudiesDehradunIndia

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