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Cellphones have been a part of the modern man's life for quite a while now. It is almost unimaginable to live in a world where cellphones do not exist. However, with all these cellphones around, you have to wonder where they are all going when they have been used up. The downside of cellphones is that they are made up of hazardous substances which is very harmful to the air when it is burned. You also cannot bury these cellphones in landfills because the hazardous substances will seep into the soil and into the water.

Cellphones contain elements and toxic substances such as arsenic, antimony, cadmium, copper, lead, zinc, nickel and beryllium. These substances are very dangerous when they are burned or exposed in the open.

The rechargeable cellphone batteries are also very toxic if it is just thrown in the environment. We should never throw cellphone batteries in the trash. There are battery recycling programs which collect old batteries and recycle them. People should be more aware of these information to prevent these batteries from polluting the environment.

For now, the only way to stop used cellphones from going to landfills is to bring them to recycling plants. There are a number of recycling plants in the United States but statistics show that only a few percentage of the cellphones are being recycled. The public has to be educated more about the dangers and hazards of cellphones when they are thrown away. You can check your local government if they have programs about recycling hazardous materials such as cellphones.

Cellphone companies usually accept old cellphones for recycling so you can research on the internet or call them so they can give you the information on how you can donate or give your old cellphones for recycling.

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