Lead, a major component in all batteries, if not handled with care after use, can become hazardous and seriously harm the environment and the people around. When smelted in open furnaces, by unauthorised smelters, scrap lead particles escape into the air. Unchecked, they infect workers, permeate the soil and contaminate groundwater, pollute all organic life: vegetation, fish, meat, poultry, livestock and human beings in the process.
Even a slight exposure to lead can cause severe kidney damage, cerebro-muscular failure, a slowing down of the nervous system, abdominal discomfort, anaemia, hypertension and other major diseases. In areas exposed to open lead furnaces, there have even been cases of spontaneous abortion.
Handle used batteries with care. As responsible citizens, keep the planet and the generations to come, free of lead poisoning. Return your used battery to Exide authorised dealers to ensure that your used battery never pollutes the environment or endangers the health of your children.
Let us join hands to keep life on earth clean, beautiful and sustainable!