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Capital city prone to serious health hazard, PCRWR report

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Residents of capital city are prone to serious health hazard due to lack of proper disposal of municipal waste has intensified the microbial contamination of drinking water in Islamabad. No improvement since 2,000 has been seen in water quality of Islamabad, according to latest water quality analysis of major cities of Pakistan-2015-16. Pakistan Council for […]…Read More

E-waste hazard: The impending challenge

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article image Part-II HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF E-WASTE EEEs are made of a multitude of components, some containing toxic substances that have an adverse impact on human health and the environment if not handled properly. Often, these hazards arise due to the improper recycling and disposal processes used. It can have serious repercussions for those in proximity to places where e-waste is recycled or burnt. Waste from the white and brown goods is less toxic as compared with grey goods…Read More

E-waste hazard: The impending challenge

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Part-1 Electronic waste or e-waste is one of the rapidly growing problems of the world. E-waste comprises a multitude of components, some containing toxic substances that can have an adverse impact on human health and the environment if not handled properly. In India, e-waste management assumes greater significance not only due to the generation of its own e-waste but also because of the dumping of e-waste from developed countries. This is coupled with India’s lack of appropriate…Read More

Fire hazard and safety measures

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article image The discovery of fire is one of the earliest human discoveries. The controlled use of fire was an invention of the early Stone Age. This eventually led to change in behaviour of mankind and they started cooking food and obtaining warmth in winter season, feeling secured from harmful insects and beasts and expanded their activity in dark hours of night. The making of fire is a boon for human kind but it is equally dangerous. "Fire is a good servant but bad master" an old English…Read More

Plastics reuse, recycling a major health hazard

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article image By Naseem sheikhPLASTIC IS the general common term for a wide range of synthetic or semi synthetic organic amorphous solid materials suitable for the manufacture of industrial products. Plastics are typically polymers of high molecular weight, and may contain other substances to improve performance and or reduce costs.Man-made plastic is called as Synthetic Plastics. It is usually made from crude oil, but, coal and natural gas are also used. These plastics do not decompose easily and, hence,…Read More