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Analyzing the Environmental Risks from Electronic Waste Dumping in the West African Region

E. C. Merem, Y. A. Twumasi, J. Wesley, D. Olagbegi, M. Crisler, C. Romorno, M. Alsarari, P. Isokpehi, M. Alrefai, S. Ochai, E. Nwagboso, S. Fageir (+1 others)
2021 Journal of Health Science  
For that, this enquiry will fill that void by assessing the state of E-wastes and the risks in the West African region with emphasis on the issues, trends, impacts, factors, and efforts using secondary  ...  The receiving nations like Nigeria, Ivory coast, and Ghana have not only endured widespread risks to their water sources in areas adjacent to dump sites.  ...  In the process, the group designed the Ghana E-waste model which prompted the foundations of the Hazardous and Electronic Waste Control and Management Act (2016).  ... 
doi:10.5923/j.health.20211101.01 fatcat:lxwkohluefb6rechy23ploflqm

Public Health Burden of E-waste in Africa

Orish Ebere Orisakwe, Chiara Frazzoli, Cajetan Elochukwu Ilo, Benjamin Oritsemuelebi
2019 Journal of Health and Pollution  
Four electronic databases (PubMed, Science Direct, Scopus, Google Scholar) were searched for publications related to e-waste and human health in Africa.  ...  The evidence presented from the reviewed studies illustrates the extent of the human health and environmental risks posed by e-waste in Africa.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors acknowledge the efforts of the non-profit African organization Noodles (www.noodlesonlus.org) in boosting environmental health and food safety in Africa.  ... 
doi:10.5696/2156-9614-9.22.190610 pmid:31259086 pmcid:PMC6555250 fatcat:gva7nvwr7zfqnggzj2uq57fwou

Environmental and health challenges of the global growth of electronic waste

Qiang Liu, Shu Juan Shi, Li Qing Du, Yan Wang, Jia Cao, Chang Xu, Fei Yue Fan, John P. Giesy, Markus Hecker
2012 Environmental science and pollution research international  
the Development Foundation of the Institute of Radiation Medicine, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College (SF1101, SF1102).  ...  technology support project of Tianjin (10JCZDJC16900, 11ZCGYSY02400, 12JCYBJC15300), the Science Research Foundation for Doctor-Subject of High School of the National Education Department (20101106110046) and  ...  The occurrence of toxic chemicals in e-waste can pose a risk to human and environmental health if improperly managed (Chen et al. 2011; Townsend 2011) .  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11356-012-0923-z pmid:22535225 fatcat:g5q4stgdkzhnjpmtymjgmdmcui

Toward a More Sustainable Trajectory for E-Waste Policy: A Review of a Decade of E-Waste Research in Accra, Ghana

Kurt Daum, Justin Stoler, Richard Grant
2017 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
Weak e-waste regulations and limited use of safety measures for e-waste workers in Accra, Ghana, foster an exploitative environment within the industry, and pose health risks for those working and living  ...  We expand on this by examining the e-waste management system in Accra by analyzing the legislation and institutional hierarchies in place, and then summarize the e-waste trade's social implications and  ...  risk assessment studies.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph14020135 pmid:28146075 pmcid:PMC5334689 fatcat:uuhrpv4dandwteved4ocjsqmla

E-Waste Disposal Effects on the Aquatic Environment: Accra, Ghana [chapter]

Jingyu Huang, Philip Nti Nkrumah, Desmond Ofosu Anim, Ebenezer Mensah
2013 Reviews of environmental contamination and toxicology  
One major challenge of waste management facing some urban areas is electronic waste (e-waste).  ...  Management of E-Waste in Ghana As mentioned in the introduction, Ghana has become a popular dumping ground for e-waste.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-03777-6_2 pmid:24515808 fatcat:npqyigy45ra3bdqj2rxknhzmay

Application of an Integrated Assessment Scheme for Sustainable Waste Management of Electrical and Electronic Equipment: The Case of Ghana

Mentore Vaccari, Fabiola Zambetti, Margaret Bates, Terry Tudor, Teklit Ambaye
2020 Sustainability  
The effective management of solid waste, including waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in developing countries poses significant challenges.  ...  This paper reports on the development and utilization of a multi-criteria tool to improve the management of WEEE in Agbogbloshie, in Ghana.  ...  Risks Posed from Managing WEEE in Ghana One of the developing countries, which has put strategies in place to address the risks posed by WEEE and to recover value from the waste, is Ghana.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su12083191 fatcat:7lzk6v7xnjfbxb5xqqhj2xzfia

GIS Based Mapping and Analysis of Municipal Solid Waste Collection System in Wa, Ghana

Hamidu Abdulai, Rafaat Hussein, Eddie Bevilacqua, Mark Storrings
2015 Journal of Geographic Information System  
The approach used for Wa could be replicated in other towns in Ghana and other developing nations with similar MSWM problems to enhance policy and management decision-making.  ...  Collection of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is important in every waste management program. Communal container collection systems appear most prevalent in many developing countries.  ...  We would also like to thank Environmental Health and Sanitation Unit and Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Wa Municipality, Ghana for their assistance during our data collection.  ... 
doi:10.4236/jgis.2015.72008 fatcat:fpqdtdtuovhdtjjktcmgn4gkka

E-waste interventions in Ghana

Kwadwo Ansong Asante, John A. Pwamang, Yaw Amoyaw-Osei, Joseph Addo Ampofo
2016 Reviews on Environmental Health  
AbstractElectrical and electronic waste (e-waste) has become an emerging environmental and human health problem in the world in the 21st century. Recently, the developing nations of West Africa (e.g.  ...  Ghana and Nigeria) have become a major destination for e-waste worldwide.  ...  Introduction A bustling scrap market in Accra, Ghana, Agbogbloshie has become a standout site for scholars and activists engaged in global studies of electronic waste (e-waste) and toxicity.  ... 
doi:10.1515/reveh-2015-0047 pmid:26812848 fatcat:h5ukcylpgrcgvmzgaivw3varje

Stress, health, noise exposures, and injuries among electronic waste recycling workers in Ghana

Katrina N. Burns, Stephanie K. Sayler, Richard L. Neitzel
2019 Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology  
This study evaluated injury experience, noise exposures, and stress risk factors among e-waste workers at the large recycling site in the Agbogbloshie market, Accra, Ghana.  ...  Electronic waste (e-waste) recycling workers in low and middle-income countries have the potential for occupational injuries due to the nature of their work at informal e-waste sites.  ...  Publisher's Note Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12995-018-0222-9 pmid:30647766 pmcid:PMC6327403 fatcat:x6xlqcgo4raihe56agnsbx4tpe

Communicating Corporate Social Responsibilities: Using Text Mining for a Comparative Analysis of Banks in India and Ghana

Anusua Saha, Stephen Nabareseh
2015 Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences  
The study uses the CSR reports of four banks each from India and Ghana for 2013 in the comparative analysis.  ...  The strategic integration of CSR in the core business of companies shows the bilateral relation between the company and the community the company serves in.  ...  This work was supported by the Internal Grant Agency of Tomas Bata University in Zlin IGA/FaME/2014/007 and IGA/FaME/2013/035.  ... 
doi:10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n3s1p11 fatcat:kh243n3liba6vco7khy3ismw7i

Protecting Environment, Managing E-Waste and Ensuring Development: Perspective on 'Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment' Situation in Guiyu, Agbogbloshie and Dhaka

Muhammad Rehan Masoom, Mohammad Mokammel Karim Toufique
2016 International Letters of Natural Sciences  
The study intends to interpret the socio-economic consequences of e-wastes by focusing the detrimental effects that it have created in China and Ghana, and attempts to outline what developing nations like  ...  Fast development of the electronics industry and an eminent value of obsolescence of the electronic productions conduce to the uninterrupted production of great amounts of electronic waste or e-wasteworldwide  ...  An effective e-waste management demands the following: (a) Quantifying and characterizing e-waste stream, (b) Identifying major waste generations, (c) Assessing the risks involved, (d) Developing and implementing  ... 
doi:10.18052/www.scipress.com/ilns.52.88 fatcat:ovbfet7jljdidcfokfyruj7z7q

Causes, impacts and coping strategies of floods in Ghana: a systematic review

Henry Mensah, Divine Kwaku Ahadzie
2020 SN Applied Sciences  
(n = 10) and extreme rainfall (n = 8) are the top causes of urban flood in Ghana.  ...  The review also pointed out critical research gaps in the context of Ghana and suggested a new area for future research direction and practice.  ...  Authors' contributions HM contributed to the study conception and design. Material preparation, data collection and analysis were performed by HM, and DKA.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s42452-020-2548-z fatcat:5kjszkcr5ncvllaeawmfvb3sua

Assessment of the Contamination Level of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Breast Milk of Ghanian Women from from a polluted Area in Accra [article]

Anita Asamoah
2017 The PhD Series of the Faculty of Engineering and Science  
We are also thankful to Ghana Atomic Energy Commission and Ghana Standard Authority. We also appreciate Aalborg University, Esbjerg campus.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT We are grateful to WHO for providing the sampling bottles, also to the Ghana Standard Board Pesticide Residue Laboratory and The National Nuclear Research Institute of Ghana Atomic Energy  ...  and exposure risk to infants in the breast milk of primiparae and multiparae mothers in an electronic waste hot spot and non-hot spot areas in Ghana Paper III: Assessment Organochlorine Pesticides Residues  ... 
doi:10.5278/vbn.phd.eng.00011 fatcat:u5jbm3qn4bhkfat2ebsuyhkt6i

Resilience to climate change in Ghanaian cities and its implications for urban policy and planning

Henry Mensah, Owusu Amponsah, Patrick Opoku, Divine Kwaku Ahadzie, Stephen Appiah Takyi
2021 SN Social Sciences  
More so, failure to enforce land-use planning regulations has led to the growth of unauthorised development, waste management problems and destruction of urban green spaces.  ...  Focusing on disaster management, green infrastructure, land-use and urban planning, institutional structures and community engagement in the analyses of literature, the results show that Ghanaian cities  ...  Currently, the responsible institutions are managing urban solid waste inadequately. For example, large quantities of waste are generated daily in Accra and other cities in Ghana.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s43545-021-00123-8 fatcat:3tlq6mwjgvgtxmwmmjwtlof3pu

E-Watse in Africa: A Serious Threat to the Health of Children

Tamba S. Lebbie, Omosehin D. Moyebi, Kwadwo Ansong Asante, Julius Fobil, Marie Noel Brune-Drisse, William A. Suk, Peter D. Sly, Julia Gorman, David O. Carpenter
2021 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
E-waste is a major concern in Africa, with large sites in Ghana and Nigeria where imported e-waste is dismantled under unsafe conditions.  ...  Waste electronic and electrical equipment (e-waste) consists of used and discarded electrical and electronic items ranging from refrigerators to cell phones and printed circuit boards.  ...  The author alone is responsible for the views expressed in this publication and they do not necessarily represent the decisions, policy, or views of the World Health Organization.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph18168488 pmid:34444234 pmcid:PMC8392572 fatcat:cqsvaqbgsfgalm6xjyfe4vvw7e
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