Environmental Problems Caused by Cell Phones

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A team led by Prof. Yukio Yanagisawa of Tokyo University's graduate school has predicted that Japan will have as many as 610 million cell phones to dispose of by 2010. The report focuses on the environmental problems that will be faced by the disposal of the phones noting that this will result in 93 kilograms of potentially toxic arsenic from the gallium arsenic semiconductors used in cellular phones."

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