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electronic waste seminar report

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SEMINAR REPORTON
 
E-WASTEBYDeshmukh PriyankaGUIDEMrs. Manisha Jadhav
 
Deparment of computer science and ITMGM college,nanded.
 
INTRODUCTION
Most consumers are unaware of the toxicmaterials in the products they rely on for word processing, data management, and access to theinternet, as well as for electronic games.In general, computer equipment is a complicated assembly of more than 1,000 materials, many of which are highly toxic, suchas chlorinated and brominated substances, toxic gases, toxicmetals, biologically active materials, acids, plastics and plasticadditives.The health impacts of the mixtures and material combinations inthe products often are not known. The production osemiconductors, printed circuit boards, disk drives and monitorsuses particularly hazardous chemicals, and workers involved inchip manufacturing are now beginning to come forward andreporting cancer clusters. In addition, new evidence is emergingthat computer recyclers have high levels of dangerous chemicalsin their blood.The fundamental dynamism of computer manufacturing that hastransformed life in the second half of the 20th century --
 
especially the speed of innovation -- also leads to rapid productobsolescence.. The average computer platform has a lifespan of less than two years, and hardware and software companies – especially Intel and Microsoft -- constantly generate new programs that fuel the demand for more speed, memory and power.A May 1999 report -"Electronic Product Recovery andRecycling Baseline Report" --published by the well-respected National Safety Council’s Environmental Health Center,confirmed that computer recycling in the US is shockinglyinadequate:
In 1998 only 6 percent of computers were recycledcompared to the numbers of new computers put on themarket that year.By the year 2004, experts estimate that we will have over 315million obsolete computers in the US, many of which will bedestined for landfills, incinerators or hazardous waste exports.
 
E-WASTE2.1 Definition
of electronic waste :
 
Electronic waste includescomputers, entertainmentelectronics,mobile   phonesand other items that have been discarded by their original users.While there is no generally accepted definition of electronic waste, inmost cases electronic waste consists of electronic products that were used
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