Children and Digital Dumpsites Report released by WHO

Children are especially vulnerable to the toxic chemicals found in e waste.
Sheena

Updated: Jun 21, 2021 11:56:08 am

21 June 2021 Current Affairs:The World Health Organization (WHO) highlighted the risk that children working in informal processing face as a result of discarded electronic devices, or e-waste, in its report “Children and Digital Dumpsites.” It is the world's first WHO report on electronic waste and child health.

Highlights:
♦ Approximately 12.9 million women work in the informal waste sector, exposing them to toxic e-waste (such as nickel, lead, and mercury) and putting themselves and their unborn children at risk. 
♦ Children are especially vulnerable to the toxic chemicals found in e waste because of their smaller size, less developed organs, and rapid rate of growth and development.
 
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