Without it we would be dead from the dehydration. Fracking in this case can contaminate it to where we cannot drink it and if we do it can lead to death or a trip to the hospital: Drinking water sources have been contaminated with explosive methane, as well as other dangerous substances, such as benzene and arsenic, that can cause cancer and other serious illnesses. Toxic chemicals, as well as erosion and runoff from drilling operations, have fouled
Carbon dioxide is an asphyxiant with a density greater than air which leads it to accumulate in low or enclosed spaces, and asphyxiation fatalities will occur when there is a high concentration of CO2. In the room temperature, carbon dioxide is odourless and colourless which means that we are unable to smell or see it at the elevated concentrations. With the concentration of carbon dioxide, people will have headache and loss of consciousness, and inhale high density CO2 will cause death. Factors that could lead to leakage of carbon dioxide includes the damage to structures and equipment and improper maintenance of pipelines. Since there is a carbon dioxide compression process on site, the leakage is similar to a pressurised release and the leak of carbon dioxide is colder than the surrounding atmosphere (HSE, 2015).
Combining the Rhetorical Modes Pollution occurs in the world naturally as well by the hand of humans. Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change. For example, when a cow passes gas a large amount of methane gas is released into the atmosphere. Methane is twenty one times more harmful to the environment than carbon dioxide, this results in the global temperature increasing. Humans contribute to pollution as well, for example, a person drives to work everyday in a car that runs on gas, the gas burning in his engine causes carbon monoxide to be released, increasing the global temperature.
Poison gas or mustard gas was one of the most deadly forms of weapons ever used, this was the beginning of chemical warfare. Mustard gas would be tossed into trenches like a smoke bomb and effect the people in the vicinity. Everyone around the canister would be affected and begin gasping for air and begin forming welts on their skin. If the mustard gas was inhaled in large quantities, one could begin forming welts on their lungs and die from lack of good oxygen intake. “...extended exposure to the vapor could cause severe choking and under some exceptional circumstances even prove lethal.” Many soldiers became blind because of its effects and also were permanently left with lasting injuries like respiratory problems.
In addition, there are more downsides to fracking than just water pollution, and that is the pollution of our environment. The condition of our environment is horrendous when fracking is conducted. To add on to that statement, fracking has caused natural gas leakage into the air, marred landscapes, and many more hazards to our environment. Fracking has already caused pollution to the air, and fracking companies have to remove trees, then that takes away more air from our environment. Trees are vital to Earth’s supply of oxygen, and these companies are just taking the air straight out of the lungs of the people.
But the health and environmental risks heavily outweigh the pros. They pump a water mixture into the wells which includes carcinogens which could seep into vital water sources also the water alone that they pump into the ground alone wastes to much and water being the most precious resource. on the planet we should conserve it and not waste it on a less valuable resource to our sustainability. There has also been evidence of it causing small earth tremors (earthquakes) which could potentially cause millions of dollars in property damage which could hurt the economy. But with that in mind i think that other methods of getting natural gas are way more detrimental to the environment than fracking so i would rather that then fracking.
04) The gas containing cylinders may cause hazards due to banging, damaging, puncturing or dropping the cylinder. These cylinders contain very huge volume of gas and may cause suffocation if leaked in a poor ventilated environment. A most common example is compressed propane. 5. Keep away from
Smoking damages the cardiovascular system by nicotine causing the blood vessels to tighten up and this restricts the flow of blood. Over time the ongoing damage to people’s blood vessels cause peripheral artery disease. Not only does smoking impact people’s cardiovascular health, but it also effects the health of those that don’t smoke because their around it. The exposure to secondhand smoke carries the same risks to non-smokers to someone that does smoke. Smoking effects the integumentary system by skin changing.
As humans become more modernized, the amount of big industries will grow, thus emitting larger amounts these harmful toxins. Likewise, the burning of fossil fuels has become a part of our everyday lives because of our dependency on them to power several of our means of transportation and homes. These methods release large amounts of greenhouse gases, such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide, which damage our ozone. Although many alternatives already exist, we still have yet to transition to these methods. Moreover, pollution of land is when a plot is no longer useful and can no longer be used constructively.
A form of pollution where there is a sudden release of liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment is called an oil spill. Mostly, oil spills are due to releases of crude oil from tankers, offshore platforms, as well as drilling rigs. Moreover, oil spills could result in devastating consequences economically, environmentally, and socially. As a result, oil spills brings forth political uproar, concerns of government responses, and ideas to clean and prevent oil spills (Broekema). Environmentally speaking, oil spills are extremely harmful to the environment.
The use of hydraulic fracking has been around since the 1940’s to extract small batches of natural gas. It was not until 2003 that the fracking process started extracting large quantities of natural gas and oil. Today, there is major controversy over the idea that hydraulic fracturing may or may not be harmful to the earth. One side says it is safe to use hydraulic fracking, others state that it is dangerous to society. Many people believe fracking is harmful to the environment because it pollutes the air and water and can possibly inject harmful chemicals in the earth.
For instance, the stoves we use to cook our food run on gas, so does the heat water for our daily showers. In addition, to dry our clothes we use natural gas and for cars owners, we use gas or diesel to get from point a to point b. The U.S Energy Information Administration (EIA) states that natural gas has many qualities that make it an economical energy source. However, there are environmental issues associated with the production and use of natural gas (EIA, 2014). After watching the documentary, there is no doubt that natural gas drilling is destroying our environment.
There are many positive outcomes from fracking, but it polluted the environment. As fracking can help get natural gas, it puts harsh chemicals in the air. In the town of Dish is in Texas, there has been toxic chemical brewing in the air from “cracked Barnett Shale more than two kilometers beneath the surface” said David Biello. Also fracking has created water pollution; water pollution is from leaks in wells that are poorly cased. David Biello states that “leaks from badly cased wells contaminated drinking water wells—and one even exploded” which shows that when things are not done properly problems can occur (Scientific American).
Many chemicals that could be harmful to you are not just the ones they put into the ground, but some that come up from the ground can also harm you. Chemicals such as radioactive materials, bromide, heavy metals, hydrocarbons such as BTEX, highly concentrated salts, and other inorganic and organic compounds (Is Fracking A Good Idea?) If these are exposed to the environment they can be deadly health hazards. These such chemicals are dangerous to more than the environment, they are deadly to people
One major reason why so many people have asthma are because of air pollutants that can trigger asthma attacks are particulate matter, ground level ozone, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxide. Particulate matter is dust particles, soot, fly ash and other particles in the air they come. Particulate matter can trigger asthma because they can get stuck in the lungs therefore, triggering asthma attacks. The major sources of particulate matter are coal power plants, factories, and diesel factories. Another air pollutant that triggers asthma attacks are ground level ozone.