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Raju and his father were going in a boat in the river. Raju’s father was going to throw away the cell used in watches and hearing aids into the water. Raju prevented him doing so. 

1. As a student of chemistry, why would you advise Raju’s father not to throw the cell in the water body? 

2. What is the value associated with the above decision?

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1. The watch cells are made up of mercury. This mercury will pollute the water. Water contaminated with mercury leads to accumulation of mercury in the body of fishes and other aquatic life. 

2. It helps in keeping the environment safe from pollution due to mercury.

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