And Gap’s excuse? They ‘forgot’ to translate the english code of conduct to spanish. However, even though Gap’s initial responses were not good, in the end they made the right choice. In november of 1995, a campaign was made to encourage Gap to do the right thing, and on december of 1995, Gap made an agreed to allow third party/independent monitoring of their factories. But Gap had the choice to either make the agreement or to ignore all of the protests and campaigns, and sure, there company was being pressured from a large number of different people, but in the end, Gap was the one who made the choice.
Dioxins are primarily by-products or residues from thermal industrial processes (combustion) that involve chlorine, but they can also occur during natural phenomena such as volcanic eruptions or forest fires. They are undesirable byproducts in a large number of manufacturing processes, such as melting, chlorine bleaching of pulp, and the production of certain herbicides and pesticides. In terms of emissions, it is considered that most of the dioxin released into the environment comes from uncontrolled waste incinerators (solid waste and hospital waste), which are the biggest culprits, with incomplete combustion. There are also large stocks of used industrial oils throughout the world whose longterm preservation and elimination of these materials
It cause severe acute and chronic toxicity. Human exposure occur ten to fifty present through inhalation and ingestion by absorbing cadmium dust particles, toxicity depend on particles size. Epidemiological studies shown that cadmium has negative effect on blood pressure. Antioxidants like vitamin A,C and E are benefits for cadmium intoxication. Combination of antioxidants is useful for the treatment of toxicity from cadmium in intestine.
Chlorine gas was a very lethal gas used in World War I. The Germans used it in the second battle of Ypres in 1815. Chlorine gas looked like a yellow green cloud and affected the respiratory tracts which caused death. Phosgene gas was similar to chlorine gas but it was stronger than chlorine gas. It was also deadlier than chlorine gas but it took 48 hours to kick in.
People had to endure strong and burning smells, the community wells were also affected, and the air was polluted. In addition, the chemicals, which were carcinogenic caused people to have different types of cancers. This corporation was the first to let other companies, such as Sandoz, come in and work for them because of all the
Canadian company TransCanada hopes to build Keystone XL a pipeline that carries Canadian tar sand oil from Canadian border to the Golf Coast. According to Derber “the pipeline extracts some of the dirtiest oil on the planet, a process that sends many polluting chemicals into the ground waters and releases methane, the most potent greenhouse gas, into the air, creating one of the greatest climate threat” (p. 115). A leak from a pipeline carrying the tar sand oil could cause environmental damage and pollute our drinking water and agricultural irrigation. The builders of the Keystone XL Pipeline are wilders. According to Derber, “environmental wilding in the natural environment, such as reckless polluting that causes global warming” (p. 11).
Discussion : Chemical eye injuries could occur as a result of an accidental exposure at work which is the most common case or an accidental exposure at home, in some instance it could be a result of a criminal assault. It could happen with exposure to alkali or acidic agents, solvents & irritants in form of liquid , powder , solids or vapor. Of these alkali injuries occur more frequently(1-3). Alkali burns are more severe than acidic burns, because of their rapid penetrating effect through the cornea. Alkali agents causes saponification of fatty acids in the cell membrane with subsequent distractiondestruction of mucopolysaccharides , at same time it enhances the collaginolysis process causing tissue necrosis and perforation.
Godwin designed two houses, one detached and one semi detached, while Coe and Robinson drew up one semi-detached design. As Carr did with all his architects and their designs, Carr bought the designs outright, and had complete control over where and how the buildings were constructed with very little input from the architects after their inital drawings. When the first designs were published in the architectural press, they attracted extreme criticism for apparent defects in their planning. Carr could not afford to recieve such bad critism so early in his enterprise afford so early in his enterprise. He therefore got rid of both Godwin and Coe and Robinson and had his surveyor/architect William Wilson adapt Godwin's
At first, he thought the villagers were lazy but later realised that the opposite was true. When Colonel Purdy arrives, he finds that Fisby used the government money for a teahouse and brewery instead of a schoolhouse. Purdy had the teahouse and brewery taken down, shortly afterwards he came to the conclusion that by building the teahouse and brewery Fisby had successfully created a democracy and capitalist economy. The people of Tobiki hadn’t actually destroyed anything, they had just hidden all of the materials. Purdy decided to give them permission to rebuild the teahouse and brewery.
One of the most important causes of Nile contamination is discharging of industrial facilities (Mohamed et al., 1998). Factory waste contains heavy metals such as, Zinc (Zn), Cadmium (Cd), Lead (Pb) and Copper (Cu), which cause toxicity. In this essay, the discussion will point to Nile contamination as a controversial issue and highlight some health problems which occur as consequences of using polluted water in Egypt. Likewise, the essay will raise some scientific methods to determine the percentage of heavy metal in water supported by example. Then it will suggest some chemical technical solutions to reduce the percentage of heavy metals in Nile and reuse it again for many purposes.