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14 OCTOBER 2021

E-waste: A threat to the environment and human health

Today, 14 October 2021 is the International E-Waste Day. Electronic waste or e-waste is currently one of the fastest growing waste streams. This is a leading cause of environmental contamination, posing a severe threat to both the environment and human health. The Environmental Interventions Unit (EIU) of icddr,b initiated a project in 2019 funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), which aims to characterise the environmental burden of e-waste and its adverse health consequences to humans in Bangladesh. The study is currently in progress and expected to generate results in 2022.

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