Originally Posted by KoolAidMan
why are ni-cd batteries banned ?
Cadmium has been linked to cancer in some studies. Cadmium in all uses has been scaled back in recent years - with the exception of Ni-Cad batteries. Now they will be going.
I am not sure how much I can believe this because the stuff is just like zinc. In fact it is a by product of purifying zinc from zinc ore. So they are found together. However, the above should answer your question.