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Crucial concerns on computing and electronic waste management: from an environmental health perspective

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The call for a more environmentally conscious society is an emerging issue in today’s modern world. Globally, critical concerns about computing and e-waste recycling practices have been raised in recent times. Global warming among other environmental damages caused by computing and inappropriate e-waste management has stimulated the need to rethink environmental impact of information and communication technology. The environmental health consequences of exposure to huge carbon footprints, electromagnetic radiation, and warming heat during computing and environmental contamination during recycling activities in the informal sector are both potentially severe to the ecosystem. Hinged on recent literatures, this article holistically considers the consequence of computing, injudicious dumping of e-waste and inappropriate e-waste recycling practices and offers an understanding of environmentally sound remediation measures to circumvent this menace.
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  • Science Policy and Innovation Studies Department, National Centre for Technology Management An Agency of Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Nigeria
  • Science Policy and Innovation Studies Department, National Centre for Technology Management An Agency of Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Nigeria
  • Science Policy and Innovation Studies Department, National Centre for Technology Management An Agency of Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Nigeria
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