“Assess Knowledge Regarding E-Waste Management and Its Impact on Health Among People at Selected Urban Community”


Authors : Ranjeeta Jaiswal.

Volume/Issue : Volume 3 - 2018, Issue 5 - May

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Electronic waste ore-waste describes discarded electrical or electronic devices. Used electronics which are destined for reuse, resale, salvage, recycling, or disposal are also considered e-waste. Informal processing of e-waste in developing countries can lead to adverse human health effects and pollution. So there is great n eed to assess the knowledge of people regarding e-waste and its impact on health to develop new rules and policies regarding management of e-waste. AIM: assess knowledge regarding e-waste management and its impact on health among people at selected urban community, Indore. Objective:1. To assess pretest knowledge regarding e- waste management and its impact on health among people at selected urban community, Indore. 2. To find association of knowledge regarding e-waste management and its impact on health among people with their sociodemographic variables. 3. To distribute Pamphlet regarding e- waste management. The purpose of this study to asses knowledge regarding electronic waste management and its impact on Health among urban community people. Methodology: An evaluative approach with descriptive design was used for the study.30 samples were selected through the non probability convenient sampling technique. Structured questionnaires were administered to evaluate the knowledge regarding e-waste management and its impact on health among people at selected urban community. The collected data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: Findings revealed that mean level of knowledge was 11.3 and there was a significant association of level of knowledge with educational qualification, experience, previous knowledge and sources of information. Thus, the study revealed that people of urban community (chikitsak nagar, Indore) had good knowledge.

Keywords : Knowledge, E-waste, urban community People, E-waste management.

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