A button cell battery can pollute 600 tons of water

Source:Wasion group Author:admin Date:2012/8/6 11:08:39

One D-size mercury cell that rots in the soil enables a square meter of soil to completely lose its agricultural value; and a single button cell battery allows 600 tons of water undrinkable. Of the five substances that pose biggest threats to the natural environment, three are found in batteries, namely, mercury, cadmium and lead.

China consumes considerable batteries. It made 14 billion batteries in 2001, accounting for about one third of the world’s total batteries. If we all use mercury batteries, our living environment will be threatened. Environment-friendly batteries are batteries with very small amount or without mercury. Using them will significantly reduce the pollution that waste batteries bring to water and soil, thus reducing the harm to our health to minimum.

Now it is required that the level of mercury content in battery units sold in China and abroad must be clarified (the clarifications of mercury levels in battery products vary among environment-friendly battery makers in China, including “low mercury level”, “no mercury” or “zero mercury”). By looking at the mercury level of batteries, consumers will know whether they are environment-friendly batteries.