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Research Article, Expert Opin Environ Biol Vol: 2 Issue: 3

Assessment of the Perception and Knowledge of Chemical Hazards Associated with the Handling and Disposal of Computer Waste in Kumasi, Ghana

John Kenneth Mensah1*, Evans Adei1, Dina Adei2 and Aaron Albert Aryee1
1Department of Chemistry, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
2Department of Planning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Corresponding author : John Kenneth Mensah
Department of Chemistry, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: August 11, 2013 Accepted: October 29, 2013 Published: November 01, 2013
Citation: Mensah JK, Adei E, Adei D, Aryee AA (2013) Assessment of the Perception and Knowledge of Chemical Hazards Associated with the Handling and Disposal of Computer Waste in Kumasi, Ghana. Expert Opin Environ Biol 2:3. doi:10.4172/2325-9655.1000107

Abstract

Assessment of the Perception and Knowledge of Chemical Hazards Associated with the Handling and Disposal of Computer Waste in Kumasi, Ghana

Exposure to toxic computer waste chemical constituents is epidemiologically linked to a range of developmental and adult diseases, yet exposure-prone rudimentary techniques remain the mainstay operational modes of the informal computer waste management sector in Ghana. This study specifically assessed previously unexplored associations between worker awareness level of adverse health risk and worker adherence to exposure limitation occupational practices and broadly highlighted the contextual socioeconomic factors that underpins Ghana’s longstanding primitive computer waste management practices.

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