Batteries are a common part of daily life; they provide power for everything from your car to your smartphone. Although batteries are inherently safe when intact, most battery types contain harmful chemicals that can cause problems if the leaked, including damage to the device holding the battery and anyone exposed to its contents. Understanding the dangers of battery acid can...
Batteries left anywhere except in proper facilities hurt our environment. The average person throws away eight household batteries each year. In the United States alone, battery retailers sell nearly three billion batteries annually. When broken down, this figure comes out to an average of 32 batteries per family. Unfortunately, all these batteries contain heavy metals that can contaminate the environment. For example, some batteries contain mercury, lead, nickel and cadmium. To save the planet from hazardous waste, people must learn about proper battery disposal. Continue reading →