There are different types of ways that plastic is dangerous for humans. Direct toxicity from plastics comes from lead, cadmium, and mercury. These toxins have also been found in many fish in the ocean, which is very dangerous for humans. Some carcinogenic toxic chemicals are also found in plastic which directly linked to cancers, birth defects, immune system problems, and childhood developmental issues. Other types of toxic plastics are BPA.
Mercury, benzene and arsenic are some examples. Chemicals with this symbol should be handled very carefully because if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through skin may even cause death in some cases. 2. Corrosive (Fig. 02) Corrosive substances are extremely dangerous.
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
This compound is insoluble in water but dissolves in organic solvents, fat, and oils. Because of this, dieldrin is very toxic to wildlife such as mammals, insects, and aquatic life. It bioaccumulates in organisms far from the initial point of release, shown in figure one. This is also a problem to humans as it poses a potential health
HUMAN HEALTH EFFECTS Many toxic chemicals were found at Love Canal although some are considered more dangerous than others. Some only caused minor health effects such as benzoic acid causing skin irritation. While some were more serious, causing spontaneous abortions and liver dysfunctions such as dioxin.11 Other chemicals included are benzaldehyde which is a skin irritant and benzene which is also a skin irritant with chronic effects like leukemia and anemia.11 A chart is shown below of compounds found at Love Canal and the acute and chronic effects. Figure 1: ("Love Canal: A Special Report to the Governor & Legislature") Epidemiological studies were conducted in the area to determine the severity of the contaminations and were motivated
Drug Abuse of prescription drugs, is riskier than some illegal drugs(“The Truth about Prescription Drugs”). Drugs are not the only substances that are dangerous alcohol and tobacco are also dangerous, it has killed many people. “You just see life after life swallowed up by alcohol. You just see alcohol tear families
The PolyMet construction will not only build energy but it will process a damaging environment. More animals will become endangered and threatened. The land of many lakes and rivers will eventually be polluted to the point of poison. Also the acid and waste will cause human health issues like cancer. The discussion on having the Polymet may have a positive factor to the environment, but I strongly believe that it will have a negative outcome.
1. Even though fracking reduces carbon emissions, it is still harmful to the environment. For example: water pollution/contamination. There can be accidental seeping of the chemicals (possibly carcinogenic) and can contaminate groundwater around the site due to bad practice (this imposes harm to both the ecosystem and people 's health).
These gases can affect human health in both short and long term. Gases like Carbon Monoxide have the potential to kill people if taken in large concentration. The consequences of these pollutants in human health are
One of the main safety hazards of welding is fumes and gases. Many processes such as welding and cutting let of fumes and gases that are harmful to the human body. “Fumes are solid particles which originate from welding consumables” Long-term exposure to these fumes and gases can cause irritation of the skin or eyes or problems
The toxic chemicals released from extraction were poisoning clean water sources. This lead to increasing cases of cancer, hyperthyroidism, lupus, and renal failure in people located in areas near the present pipeline. These effects clearly show the vast hazard this oil presents for the environment and society. In conclusion, as stated and proven throughout this essay, the Keystone pipeline creates many environmental issues. The Keystone pipeline should not be built because it endangers the environment and has the ability to create catastrophic damages through pollution and habitat desecration.
The side effects aren’t just physiological but psychological too. PEDs can cause aggression and other mood changes as well as more serious disorders like depression 4. PEDs are unhealthy for the body and the mind. Steroids and other PEDs don’t increase dopamine in the brain like other drugs; dopamine produces the “high” feeling. But they can become addictive and people that use them will continue to do so despite physical problems and negative effects on social relationships 5.