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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
SAI Recyclers
#C-20, KSSIDC Indl Area
Doddaballapur, Bangalore 561203
Phone: +91 91417-29026

Environmental Effects of E-Waste
Environmental Effects of E-Waste
Dangers of Electronic Waste

 Many electronic devices contain high enough levels of toxic materials such
     as lead, barium, cadmium, and mercury that render them hazardous when
   - CADMIUM: breathing cadmium can severely damage the lungs and cause
   - LEAD: attacks the nervous system in both adults and children.
        A child who swallows large amounts of lead will develop blood
        anemia, kidney damage, severe stomach aches, muscle weakness
        and brain damage severe enough to kill the child.

 Televisions and computer monitors contain a picture tube known as
     the cathode ray tubes (CRTs), which contain significant amounts of lead.
 Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) are illuminated by mercury-filled panels.
 Circuitry within monitors and other electronic boards contain chromium,
     copper, and lead that exceed regulatory limits.
 The batteries that power many of these types of equipment contain
     metals such as lead, nickel, cadmium, silver, lithium, and other
     dangerous metals.

As a result, the Indian Government passed the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, along with Karnataka coming up with the Ewaste (Management & Handling) Act in 2001, which designates e-waste as hazardous waste, which by law, cannot be disposed of along with municipal trash. If improperly disposed of, the toxins listed above can be released into the environment through a variety of means including incinerator ash or landfill leakage, and water supply contamination which comes into contact with humans, animals, and nature, causing extremely harmful effects.
#C-20, KSSIDC Indl Area, Doddaballapur, Bangalore 561 203 |  Phone: +91 91417-29026