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, and unconsciousness. The major effect of benzene from chronic (long term) exposure is to the blood. Benzene damages the bone marrow and can cause a decrease in red blood cells leading to anemia.
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.
8. 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.