There are some hazardous chemicals used in the production of solar panels, such as hydrogen fluoride, nitric acid, and sodium hydroxide, although these pose no serious risk to the consumer.
Cadmium, however, is a heavy metal used to increase efficiency in some solar panels, and can cause problems when the panel needs to be disposed of. Cadmium can leech into the soil and water supplies and bioaccumulate. It has no purpose in the human body and can be extremely toxic in even small quantities.
That said, solar panels pose no health threats during use, only during production and disposal.
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