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- Created on: 30-10-16 16:21
Case study: Bhopal, India disaster
Effects on human health:
- Respiratory disorders- irritation to lungs, causing coughing and/or shortness of breathing. Higher exposure casued build up of fluids. Caused asthma.
- Cancer hazard- caused mutation (genetic changes) and cancer.
- Reproductive hazard- association between exposure to gas and miscarriages. May damage growing fetus. May also affect fertility in men and women.
- After effect- toxins found in breast milk of mothers and transmitted to babies.
Toxic materials in soil and water:
- Lead, nickel, copper, chromium in soil samples.
- Mecury found between 20,000 to 6,000,000 times the standard level in soil.
Compensation and legal aspects:
- Paid $470 million
- Twenty years of passiveness
- DOW refused Union Carbide's…