Frequent Questions

What is the concern with cell phones?

There is a large volume of cell phones retired each year, likely up to 130 million per year by 2005. Plus, in their circuitry, batteries, and liquid crystal displays, cell phones can contain toxics like arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, copper, and lead. Their plastic casings have also been treated with brominated flame retardants.

For more information, see
http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/partnerships/plugin/cellphone/index.htm
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