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Which of the following metal affects mental development in children?

(a) Lead

(b) Barium

(c) Zinc

(d) Silver

I have been asked this question during an internship interview.

My query is from E-waste topic in chapter Regulation of E-waste, Groundwater Contamination & Injection Well Disposal of Hazardous Waste Management

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Right option is (a) Lead

For explanation I would say: Lead has a neurotoxin that affects the kidneys and the reproductive system. It affects mental development in children. Mechanical breaking of CRT (cathode ray tubes) and removing solder from microchips release lead as powder and fumes.

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