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What is the hazardous pollutant released from resistors?

(a) Arsenic

(b) Barium

(c) Cobalt

(d) Silver

I had been asked this question during an interview for a job.

My doubt stems from E-waste topic in section Regulation of E-waste, Groundwater Contamination & Injection Well Disposal of Hazardous Waste Management

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Right answer is (d) Silver

Explanation: Capacitors, switches (contacts), batteries, resistors contains silver and is released to environment in case of improper handling.

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