As a result of international conventions aimed at stemming the export of electronic waste to low and middle income countries, e-waste recycling is a growing industry in Ontario and other parts of Canada. This industry faces several occupational hazards, including flame retardant chemicals, which have been linked to endocrine disruption, neurological outcomes and reproductive effects. In this presentation, Dr. Victoria Arrandale summarizes results from the first study of flame retardants in the Canadian e-waste industry. She also briefly discusses the health effects of other hazards in the e-waste environment (for example, metals) and the need to improve prevention practices and protect worker health.
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