10.industrial_chemicals

10.industrial_chemicals - Industrial Chemicals – Natural...

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Unformatted text preview: Industrial Chemicals – Natural or Synthetic? Introduction History of Industrial Chemicals Examples of Organic Chemicals Examples of Inorganic Chemicals Are Synthetic Chemicals More Harmful than Natural Ones? Conclusions Industrial Chemicals and their Hazards Hatters and Chronic Mercurialism Industrial Chemicals in Bulk Industrial Chemicals of all Types Solvents - Alkanes Solvents – Chlorinated Alkenes Solvents - Alcohols Major Symptoms/Signs of Methanol Intoxication Inebriation and drowsiness (early onset) Dizziness Abdominal pain and vomiting Breathing difficulty Blurred vision and dilated pupils Blindness Urinary formaldehyde odor Solvents – Glycols Solvents – Aromatic Hydrocarbons Lead and the Roman Empire Nickel and Cadmium in Batteries Cinnabar and Mercury Asbestos Fibers for Insulation Actions of Industrial Chemicals Bruce Ames’ “HERP” Risk Values Result of Poor Chemical Management Summary and Conclusions Industrial hazards were known to ancient civilizations. Organic chemicals cause effects ranging from neurotoxic to carcinogenic. Inorganic chemicals cause effects ranging from neurotoxicity to liver and kidney damage. Do synthetic chemicals pose a greater risk than natural ones – not necessarily! Bruce Ames has estimated that greater than 99% of the pesticides humans are exposed to ...
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