Biomedical waste: An unseen threat

Unregulated biomedical waste contributes to rising environmental hazards, say experts. Citizens demand biomedical waste management plants be relocated outside municipal borders. Gayatri finds herself in a state of confusion as she notices that the regulation of biomedical waste treatment is being violated at hospitals. “If we want to find out the real truth about biomedical […]

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The illegal movement of e-waste in Bangalore

Only 10-15 percent of total e-waste generated in the city goes to the formal dealers. The high costs of e-waste has increased the dependency on informal dealers for the public. Khadir Pasha owns an e-waste recycling company named E-friendly waste recyclers and has been in the business for twenty years now. However, in his entire […]

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Smoking Contributes To Air Pollution

If you smoke a cigarette in a public place, you add to air pollution, experts say. “Cigarette smoke has toxic elements including carcinogens and globally classified air pollutants like nitric oxide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, benzene, hydrogen cyanide and formaldehyde that harm the environment,” Nagappa B, a senior scientific officer at the Karnataka State Pollution […]

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