But how do the workers make the sulfuric acid safer to work with and how do they recycle the acid?
In order to do both of those things they neutralize the sulfuric acid using sodium hydroxide which makes the acid into sulfate and water which is not dangerous.
Wow, this has been very educational!
Yes, so remember to always recycle your batteries properly.
If you do not recycle the batteries properly the sulfuric acid and heavy metals will end up seeping into the water and will kill or corrode all wild life it comes in contact with.
The heavy metals, if released into the water system or nature, can lead to high levels of poisoning from these materials. Lead is a material frequently found in young children which causes issues like cancer and parkinson's disease.
Wow that is horrible. I bet sulfuric acid would also have horrible impacts on humans.
Yes, it causes severe melting and corroding of whatever part of our body it comes in contact with.
The workers in the factory that deal with recycling batteries need to be very careful when working with neutralizing the sulfuric acid so it can be properly reused.
Yes, infact, that is one of the risks associated with being a worker here.
Aren't the workers also in danger because long term exposure to heavy metals causes issues like cancer, alzheimer's, hearing loss, kidney failure and brain damage?