Did you know that you could recycle your old cell phone? Yes, there are many environmentally responsible way to dispose your old cell phone. There may be around 700 million used or old cell phones in America today, with approximately 125 million discarded cell phones added every year. It is highly recommended to recycle your cell phone rather than throwing in garbage bins. Like other electronic wastes, cell phones in their circuit boards and batteries, contain such harmful heavy metals like lead, mercury, and cadmium. Dangerous chemicals like brominated flame-retardants (BFRs) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) are also found in the plastic casing of most cell phones.
According to Dr. Anne Marie Helmenstine, author and leading authority in biomedical sciences, lead has been found to cause development problems in children and diminishes brain functions even in adults. Therefore, you should recycle your cell phones today to reduce the potential impact on the environment and people's health. You can even earn money by selling your old cell phone for recycling process. As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says, "it's an easy call to make."
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