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Answer the Following Question. Why is E-waste Harmful? Express Your Opinion About This. - Science and Technology

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Answer the following question.

Why is e-waste harmful? Express your opinion about this.

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Solution

e-wastes refer to the electronic wastes, that include old and discarded electric appliances, such as computers, TVs, refrigerators, cell phones, electronic toys, batteries, etc. Most of the electronic wastes are generated in cities, however, due to faster rate of development and improved lifestyle, now small towns and villages are also contributing to e-waste generation.
e-wastes are very dangerous and polluting as they contain many harmful substances, such as plastics, lead, cadmium, and mercury. These substances are not just non-biodegradable, but they also result in several life-threatening diseases, including cancer. Many of these harmful metals can enter the food chain and result in bioaccumulation.

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Balbharati Science and Technology 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 9 Environmental Management
Exercise | Q 3.4 | Page 107
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