Chemicals and their harmful effects
Health risks: Breathing very high levels of benzene can result in death, while high levels can cause drowsiness, dizziness, rapid heart rate, headaches, tremors, confusion,
6. Butane : Butanes is a highly flammable, colorless, gas.
Use: It is used as a fuel for cigarette lighters and portable stoves and as propellants in aerosol sprays.
Health risks: Causes cancer.
7. Cadmium: A relatively rare, soft, bluish-white, toxic transition metal.
Use : used largely in batteries and mainly for pigments, coatings and plating, and as stabilizers for plastics.
Health risk: Inhaling cadmium could lead to respiratory tract and kidney problems, which can be fatal. Compounds containing cadmium are also carcinogenic.
9. Carbon monoxide : is a colorless, odorless, flammable and highly toxic gas.
Uses: Carbon monoxide and methanol are reacted together using a homogenous rhodium catalyst to form acetic acid.
Health risks: May cause nausea and vomiting. Inhalation can be very dangerous and fatal.