Chemicals and their harmful effects
Health Risks: Symptoms of mild poisoning include vomiting, convulsions, deep breathing, shortness of breath and anxiety; more serious cases result in convulsions, and loss of
13. DDT : It is a highly hydrophobic colorless solid with a weak, chemical odor.
Health Risk : DDT affects the nervous system. People who accidentally swallowed large amounts of DDT became excitable and had tremors and seizures.
14. Ethyl alcohol : also known as ethanol or
grain alcohol, is a flammable, colorless chemical compound
Use : Ethanol is used as a fuel and in a wide variety of industrial processes. Ethanol is also used in antifreeze products.
Health Risks: Some of the acute effects include nausea, vomiting, CNS depression and respiratory failure in severe cases.
15. Formaldehyde : Is a chemical compound also known methanal, is a gas with a strong pungent smell.