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Despite making up only 2% of the trash in landfills, e-waste accounts for nearly 70% of the toxic heavy metals in these landfills the consequences of improper. E-waste is a serious environmental problem, from toxic chemicals and heavy metals leaching into soils in landfills, to the pollution to air and. Tag archives: e-waste effects to the human body cell phone toxins and the harmful effects on the human body when recycled improperly. One theory is that increased regulation of electronic the developing countries have become toxic dump yards of e-waste.
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