|Medical equipment, Fire detectors, active sensing element in smoke detectors
||Once in the body, americium-241 tends to concentrate in the bone, liver, and muscle. It can stay in the body for decades and continue to expose the surrounding tissues to radiation, and increase your risk of developing cancer. When released in the environment, it contaminates air, soil and water.
|LED (Light Emitting Diodes)
||Arsenic (Gallium Arsenide)
||Extreme exposure to Arsenic can lead to Skin diseases, reduced nerve conduction and Lung Cancer.
|CRT, Spark Plugs, Fluorescent Lamps
||Can lead to Brain Swelling, Muscle atrophy, Damage to heart, liver & spleen,
|Power Supply Boxes & X Ray Lenses
||Inhalation of beryllium dust, fumes or mist can cause, Lung Cancer & Berillycosis.
Skin exposed to beryllium can lead to poor wound healing and wart-like bumps.
|Fire retardants for Plastics, Printed Circuit Boards and Casings
||Brominated Fire Retardants - Tetrabromo-Bisphenol-A, Polybrominated Biphenyls, Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers
||Burning these materials release dioxins & other toxins which lead to Severe Hormonal Disorder.
|Rechargeable NiCd-batteries, Fluorescent layer (CRT screens), Printer inks and toners, Photocopying-machines (printer drums)
||Cadmium is taken into our bodies through Respiration & Food. It has strong tendency to accumulate in our bodies and environment. It leads to severe damage of Kidneys & Lungs. Causes flu like symptoms, weakness, fever, headaches, muscular pain, Pulmonary Emphysema & Bone Disease.
|Cooling Units, Insulation Foams
||When released into the atmosphere, they accumulate in the stratosphere and have a deleterious effect on the ozone layer. This results in increased incidence of Skin Cancer in Humans and in Genetic Damage in many organisms.
|Data Tapes, Floppy Disks
||Cellular changes & DNA damage. Harmful to eyes, skin & mucous membrane
|Lead-acid batteries, Electronic Components, Cable Sheathing, CRT Glass & Solders
||Appetite loss, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Fatigue, Sleeplessness, Irritability and headache. Kidney Damage, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Convulsions, Coma or even Death. Amongst young children, it can damage nervous connections and cause blood and brain disorders.
|Batteries, some switches and thermostats, and fluorescent lamps
||Bio-accumulates causing brain and liver damage if ingested or inhaled
|Dielectric fluids for capacitors and transformers, Heat transfer fluids and as additives in adhesives and plastics.
||Poly Chlorinated Bi Phenyls
||Serious non-cancer health effects in animals, including effects on the immune system, reproductive system, nervous system, endocrine system and other health effects. PCBs are persistent contaminants in the environment.
||Poly Vinyl Chloride
||When burnt produces large quantities of hydrogen chloride gas, which combines with water to form hydrochloric acid and is dangerous because when inhaled, leads to respiratory problems.
|Older photocopying-machines (photo drums)
||Selenosis causes hair loss, nail brittleness, and neurological abnormalities (such as numbness and other odd sensations in the extremities).
|Interior of CRT screens, mixed with rare earth metals. Dry Cell Batteries
||Exposure to large amounts of zinc can be harmful. It can cause stomach cramps, anemia, and changes in cholesterol levels