Electronic devices contain large numbers of hazardous substances, which can pollute the air when burned in incinerators and leach into soil and drinking water when buried in landfills.
Many of these toxic substances including antimony, arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, copper, lead, nickel, and zinc linger in the environment for long periods without breaking down. These materials as a group have been associated with cancer and a range of reproductive, neurological, and developmental disorders in humans. They can also be quite toxic to plants and wildlife.
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