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Did you know that…?The disposal of used batteries by incineration or by depositing them in a dumping site causes the release of its persistent and pollutant components into the environment. Amongst these components are several heavy metals, some extremely toxic, carcinogenic, mutagenic or allergenic (cadmium, mercury, lead, zinc, nickel, etc.).
A single mercury watch battery can contaminate 600,000 litters of water.