CHEP - E-Waste Network

Purpose of the E-Waste Network:

The e-waste network aims to establish, further expand and foster cooperation through a network of experts and international stakeholders in the area of e-waste management by:

  • Closely coordinating intervention programs with WHO departments,

    UN agencies, WHO collaborating centres and other groups
  • Closely collaborating with WHO collaborating centers, partners, and

    NGOs and by involving further stakeholders 
  • Setting up a platform for exchange as a tool to build this network

Network Background

In June, 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) convened a workshop of international scientists, policy experts, and United Nations representatives to discuss the challenges of exposure of children and vulnerable populations to the toxic substances resulting from improper management of waste from electronic and electrical equipment (e-waste). The purpose of the meeting  was to review the current situation of e-waste exposures and child health, research gaps, and successful interventions in order to identify needs, key partners and define next steps in public health.

The outcomes of the meeting were to raise awareness of the threat of  e-waste management to child health; to establish a network of experts and international stakeholders in the area of e-waste management and to plan, prepare and engage in concrete interventions to prevent and reduce exposures to e-waste.

 

Please click the below links for further information on;

E-Waste Declaration

Recent articles on the health effects of E-Waste exposure

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