Shocking News About Batteries
According to the the California Energy Commission, Americans use an average of about eight batteries a year per person. Throwing away batteries can produce dangerous substances in landfills, heavy metals like lead, arsenic, zinc, cadmium, copper, and mercury. These toxic metals can be harmful to humans and wildlife. Throwing away batteries can cause these dangerous metals to seep into the ground water and eventually into the food chain. So, instead of throwing batteries in the trash, we should all take them to a toxic waste disposal area.
Forty percent of all battery sales are made during the holiday season. Consider buying toys that don’t require batteries or buy rechargeable batteries and a recharger.