• Lead contamination has serious harmful effects on the body.
  • Chemists are involved in all aspects of environmental protection.
  • About 98% of car batteries a recycled today.
  • The used batteries go to a processing plant where they are crushed and placed in a tank.
  • The lead sinks to the bottom and can be separated, melted and used again.
  • Plastic materials float to the top, are separated, and melted.
  • The plastic can then be used in a number of applications.
  • The battery acids are treated with chemicals to neutralize them before they are disposed of.
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