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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
ISSN: 1119-8362
Vol. 24, No. 8, 2020, pp. 1315-1320
Bioline Code: ja20191
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 24, No. 8, 2020, pp. 1315-1320

 en Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of E-Waste Workers in Owode-Onirin Scrap Market, Kosofe Local Government Area, Lagos State, Nigeria


Electronic devices have become essential to our existence leading to an increase in the rate of electronic waste (E-waste) generation and environmental degradation. This study evaluates the knowledge, attitude and prevailing practices of e-waste workers at the Owode-Orinin scrap market in Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos Nigeria using 241 Questionnaires to obtain data which were analysed by Pearson correlation coefficient. The knowledge of the respondents was limited to the financial and economic value attached to E-waste meanwhile the environmental and health impact of their occupation were not known, neglected or considered unimportant. A positive relationship was established between education, knowledge and attitude of the respondents. This indicates that increase in education brings about increase in the knowledge and results in positive attitude of the E-waste workers. The strong social tie found to exist among the E-waste workers can be leveraged upon for the transmission of the knowledge about the environmental health impact of their occupation so as to conduct their activities in the safest manner possible.

E-waste; occupational health; environment; knowledge; attitudes; practices

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