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Health hazards resulting from the WEEE combustion at illegal e-waste yards in developing countries on the example of Agbogbloshie

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dc.contributor.author Zieliński, Ewa
dc.contributor.author Wielgus, Adriana
dc.contributor.author Sas, Katarzyna
dc.contributor.author Żukow, Walery
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-01T07:45:15Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-01T07:45:15Z
dc.date.issued 2018-12-14
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Education, Health and Sport, No. 12, Vol. 8, pp. 363-369.
dc.identifier.issn 2391-8306
dc.identifier.other doi:10.5281/zenodo.2301511
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.umk.pl/handle/item/5582
dc.description.abstract Developing countries do not have legal regulations and adequate infrastructure to safely store and dispose of rubbish therefore in those places waste disposal usually involves burrying or burning. A particular problem in West Africa is the burning of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in the e-waste dumping located in Agbogbloshie in the suburbs of the capital of Ghana. As a result of the combustion process, chemical substances hazardous to human health are released into the atmosphere, mosty heavy metals, acid gases, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and dioxins. The paper addresses the problem of health hazards due to the combustion of WEEE in the illegal e-dumping site in Agbogbloshie, Ghana.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
dc.subject e-waste
dc.subject environment protection
dc.subject heavy metals
dc.subject Ghana
dc.title Health hazards resulting from the WEEE combustion at illegal e-waste yards in developing countries on the example of Agbogbloshie
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article


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