Toxins released into soil by improperly processed e-waste contaminate groundwater and hurt animals neurologically. E-waste improperly disposed of also impacts aquatic wildlife
Mercury, lithium, lead, and barium can contaminate the ground through e-waste. Animals & plants are at risk from acidification & toxicity in areas far from recycling facilities.
Burning electronics improperly enhances their hazardous nature. Multiple individuals can be affected by toxins released into the air. As a result, respiratory problems can arise.
The toxins cause damage to the brain, heart, kidneys, and skeletal system of humans. Diseases and birth defects result from their impact on the nervous and reproductive systems.