This edition of the Journal of Health and Pollution has a focus on e-waste, the electronic waste from discarded computers and printers, cell phones, televisions and similar consumer products. E-waste is a complicated mixture of metals, chemicals and plastics, and when burned, releases toxins into the air.
Despite the Basel Convention controlling the export of e-waste, e-waste is often sent to low-income countries under the guise of “working products”. Recently countries in Africa, such as Ghana and Nigeria, have had a deluge of e-waste, resulting in disposal challenges, some of which are described in this issue.
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