Chemicals and their harmful effects

3. Ammonia : Ammonia at a standard temperature and pressure is a gas with a characteristic pungent odor.

Use : It is mainly used in the production of fertilizers, explosives and polymers. It also finds a wide application in organic chemistry as a synthetic reagent.

Health risks: It is considered to be carcinogenic even in very small concentrations and on exposure fro longer durations it is considered a long term hazard to human health.

4. Arsenic : It is a poisonous metalloid.

Use : It is mainly used as a pesticides, herbicides and insecticides.

Health Risks: Arsenic and many of its compounds are considered potent poisons. Arsenic kills by massively disrupting the digestive system, leading to death from shock.

5. Benzene or benzol is a colorless and flammable liquid with a pleasant, sweet smell.

Use : It is mainly used as an industrial solvent and precursor in the production of drugs, plastics, gasoline, synthetic rubber, and dyes.


Resh69 Thursday, May 23, 2013

simply cigarettes contains nicotine as a base cpd. It is highly soluble in water and basic compound. In avoid smoking, take slightly base cpd.

RAYMONDPHILIP Thursday, August 2, 2012

1] Acetone : Acetone is a colorless mobile flammable liquid Use : It is most commonly used at home as an active ingredient in nail polish removers. It is also used to make plastic, fibers, drugs, and other chemicals. Health risk : Swallowing high levels of acetone can result in unconsciousness and damage to the skin in the mouth. 2) Aluminum : Aluminum is a soft and lightweight metal Use : Aluminum alloys are a vital element in the manufacture of aircrafts, rockets, automobiles , trucks, railroad cars etc . It is also used for packaging cans and foil. Powdered aluminum is commonly used for silvering in paint. Health risk: Aluminum is found to cause contact dematitis and also evidence of some degree of toxicity is seen if consumed in excessive amounts.

Pinea Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Why do we blame people who smoke? Why can't we blame the producers! The manufacturers itself! And the POLITICIANS for allowing cigars, tobacco, cigarettes to be sold by the GOVERNMENT! Damn people!

guest Thursday, September 9, 2010

They sell because people are crazy enough to go buy something that you know has harmful materials in it. You would not even dare to lick arsenic or why inhale it? Get some willpower and don't succumb to the government.

faithey001 Tuesday, September 8, 2009

i know this is got nothing to do with this but my uncle died of lung cancer and he didn't do anything like smoke to

guest Tuesday, December 1, 2009

In oprder to get lung cancer you only need to inhale somebody else smoke from their cigarettes; Secondhand smoke kills at least 3,000 people in the USA everyear.

stanley22 Tuesday, September 1, 2009

all of us know smoking is dangerous instead of giving suggesion tell people how to get out of that.give such priliminary stages that can be followed by d smoker.......

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