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The negative effect of batteries on the environment

how do batteries effect the environment negativly.... if so what can we do to aviod these negative effects

Mera Al-Tameemi

on 3 October 2012

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Transcript of The negative effect of batteries on the environment

Well just so you know not all batteries are not good for health because they contain dangerous chemicals such as mercury, cadmium, lead and lithium. There is two kinds of batteries, there are disposable batteries and rechargeable batteries. Disposable batteries are the most harmful kind of batteries because they are not reusable and should be thrown away. When disposable batteries are thrown away they cause damage to the environment. What are the negative effects of some batteries ? Environmental problems that batteries cause No to disposable batteries! Rechargeable batteries The increasing global demand for batteries is largely due to the rapid increase in portable power-consuming products such as cellular phones and video cameras, toys and laptop computers. Each year consumers dispose of billions of batteries, all containing toxic or corrosive materials. Some batteries contain toxic metals such as cadmium and mercury, lead and lithium, which become hazardous waste and pose threats to health and the environment if improperly disposed. Manufacturers and retailers are working continuously to reduce the environmental impact of batteries by producing designs that are more recyclable and contain fewer toxic materials.

The global environmental impact of batteries is assessed in terms of four main indicators. These indicators further distinguish the impact of disposable and rechargeable batteries

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