Billions of batteries are thrown away every year by people ..These oftencontain acid substances which are very detrimental and toxic to human and environment! Here are 3 highly toxic ones which should be banned ! (Mercury should be banned but it is still in use in some products!) Bann them complitely!
Cadmium exerts toxic effects on the kidney, the skeletal system and the respiratory system
and is classified as a human carcinogen.
Cadmium does not break down in the environment.
Cadmium particles in air can travel long distances before falling to the ground or water.
Some forms of cadmium dissolve in water.
Cadmium binds strongly to soil particles.
Fish, plants, and animals take up cadmium from the environment.
Mercury is especially dangerous because it vaporizes at room temperature. And when it vaporizes, it fills the air with tiny, invisible mercury atoms that are both scentless and soluble in oils or fats.
If mercury vapor is inhaled, it is easily absorbed by the body, where it first gets into the lungs and from there into the blood and the brain. The nerve poison can cause sleep disorders, agitation, and paralysis.Exposure to it can cause the neurological disorder erethism mercurialis - with at least one observable symptom, according to Thomas Gebel, a toxicologist at Germany's Federal Institute for Occupational Health and Safety in Dortmund.
Lead is a heavy metal that is toxic at very low exposure levels and has acute and chronic effects on human health. It is a multi-organ system toxicant that can cause neurological, cardiovascular, renal, gastrointestinal, haematological and reproductive effects.