Climate & EnvironmentWorld Environment Day! (5 June) Prevent the emission of these toxins in...

    World Environment Day! (5 June) Prevent the emission of these toxins in our environment

    Being one of the dwellers on Mother Earth, it is our noble responsibility to take care of it. In the past few years, people have been becoming more aware of how much damage we are causing to our environments. 

    We waste all the invaluable resources because we are not ready to give up a life of luxury and comfort. 

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    We need to start acting just like Greta Thunberg claimed:

    “I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I desire you to grasp the fear I feel every day.

     I want you to act. I want to act like you would in a crisis. I require you to perform like your house is on fire because it is.”

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    Today, we celebrate this day hoping that we work towards the betterment and sustain the environment our future generations deserve to live in. In this article, we will talk about all the harmful chemicals that we release in our environment and what kind of effect does it induce on our health and surroundings. These substances have been stated below:

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    1) Radon

    It is a radioactive substance formed by the disintegration of uranium and thorium buried deep in the Earth. This odorless gas may seep into your house through any tiny crack in the floor or walls. Thus, you must check that there is no radon gas leaking into your house or dissolving in your water. If you inhale this gas there is a possibility it might cause some lung infection or disease.

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    2) Formaldehyde

    This is a colorless and flammable substance that is mainly used in press-wood products, plywood, and particleboard. 

    It is also used in disinfectants, building materials, and other household products.  If the level of formaldehyde increases from 0.1 ppm in the air, people living in the surrounding may feel this burning sensation which makes their eyes watery, they may experience coughing, nausea, sneezing, and skin irritation. This substance can also lead to the development of cancerous diseases and leukemia. 

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    To ensure that there is not a bit of this substance present in your homes, improve the ventilation system, and use an air conditioner, and humidifiers.

    3) Benzene

    It is commonly found in crude oil and is also present in products such as synthetics, plastics, ink, detergents and is also emitted from car exhaust fumes. Long-term exposure to this substance may damage the bone marrow and may cause leukemia and anemia.

    This post is posted by Awutar staff members. Awutar is a global multimedia website. Our Email: [email protected]


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