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Causes, Impact and Management of Electronic Wastes: Case Study of Some Nigerian Communities.

Omole, D. O. and Tenebe, I.T. and Emenike, PraiseGod C and Umoh, A.S and Badejo, A.A (2015) Causes, Impact and Management of Electronic Wastes: Case Study of Some Nigerian Communities. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 10 (18). 7876-7876-7884. ISSN 1819-6608

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Electronic waste (E-waste) is a relatively new and emerging municipal waste in Nigeria. As much as 400, 000 units of used electronic equipment arrive through the Lagos port into Nigeria each month. A large percentage of these imported equipment are completely unserviceable, thus contributing to waste load in the country. E-wastes are leading sources of heavy metal contamination in the environment when improperly managed. The current study examines the reasons for the upsurge in demand for electronics in waste. Information regarding factors that contribute to the generation of e-wastes was gathered through the administration of a structured questionnaire to sections of Ogun State, Nigeria. Findings from the study show that young people between the ages of 15 - 35 are responsible for the highest demand for electronics in the country. It was also shown that the national policy on e-wastes management (especially with respect to enforcement), is still in its formative stages and that public health is highly vulnerable to the effects of e-wastes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-waste, policy management, public health
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Dr D.O. OMOLE
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2015 07:53
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 07:53

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