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How Toxic Waste Can Harm You

Posted on 25. Apr, 2010 by Matthew Hallett in Environment

How Toxic Waste Can Harm You

Toxic waste is substance produce from garbage that is not properly disposed, it can also be found in other chemicals, which are in by-products that can threaten the life of people around the world. Toxic waste can cause a lot of health problems as well as environmental problems. It started to bloom since the beginning of industrial revolution. This toxic waste can also be a produce from domestic waste and agricultural waste or also known as the military waste.

Conventional way of disposing waste materials cannot be applied with toxic waste because of its hazard effect on the environment as well as to people. Government around the world has passed a lot of laws regarding strict rules and procedures for the detoxification and disposal of this detrimental toxic waste. All citizens around the world should follow the strict rules in order for toxic substances to be controlled. Inaccurate disposal can result in contamination of landfill, water resources, land and air. This contamination may affect a lot of people all around the world. The effects of this toxic contamination are being felt in every part of the world.

Today, there are a lot of natural disasters that have been happening all over the world and the main cause is the improper disposal of this toxic waste. These substances are asbestos, oils, pesticides, some paints, fluorescent tubes, discarded electrical and electronic equipment like fridges and freezers, TVs and computers, and some household and car batteries. Proper disposal of these materials is a public responsibility. As a citizen of the world, each one should contribute to prevent these materials from damaging the environment. When these substances affect the environment, it will also affect the lives of the people.

There are different qualified organizations that can handle this kind of waste. They can put these waste materials into something beneficial to prevent these substances from damaging the environment. People should equip themselves with knowledge about the proper disposal of these materials. Electronic materials should not be included in the municipal waste collection. The municipal waste management should inform the people about this information. These electrical materials should be taken in recycling centers as well as car batteries and other batteries. Companies that sell car batteries also accept used batteries in their shops and recycling center. Asbestos is a very hazardous substance that has been linked to some cases and types of cancer such as lung cancer and leukemia. This substance is very dangerous especially when broken down, that is why there is a need of professional disposal company to get rid of these substances around the place.

Treating this toxic waste may require a lot of money. It is much easier to pay someone to get rid of this waste instead of treating it the right way. But, the consequences are always at the end of the line. People will only feel remorse after the consequences have been felt. It is important to act now and find solutions today before it’s too late to take some action.

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One Response to “How Toxic Waste Can Harm You”

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