Need for an innovative health education approach on the health effects of e-waste


  • Rungrawee Samawathdana Health and Physical Education, Curriculum and Instruction Department, Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
  • Muge Akpinar-Elci Director of the Center for Global Health, Community & Environmental Health, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529, USA


community health program, e-waste, global environmental health, health education, sustainable


This article aimed to describe the global issue of e-waste and the case of the current situation in Thailand, to shape awareness regarding current e-waste issues, and to propose sustainable health education methods of solving the related problems. The alternative way in this case is for electronic manufacturing companies to cooperate with their governments and react with a response with a win-win operation on e-waste issue. Moreover, the concept of developing an academic guideline model at the community level including community health programs focusing on the activity’s operation are infrequently found. This is unlike the content on e-waste that would be commonly worldwide accessed. The generation concept of e-waste, global issues, and the example case of Thailand were discussed to clarify and raise issues for developing a community health education guideline model.


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