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Experts alert on lethality of chemical products in the air

Experts alert on lethality of chemical products in the air

Washington, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) Atmospheric pollution caused by the use of chemical products and fuels threatens to increase the lethality index in human beings, a scientific source on Thursday informed.

Experts include paints, pesticides, charcoal and vehicle exhaust fumes in the list, according to an article issued in the Atmospheric Chemistry journal.

Scientists warn that atmospheric pollution can kill 10 times more people than previously estimated; therefore, between 340,000 and 900,000 individuals prematurely lose their lives in a short time.

In the past, experts argued that to reduce premature mortality, the focus should be on coal-fired power plants or the transport sector.

Currently; however, the trend is to call for action on the line of cleaning products, paints and other everyday chemicals, the source pointed out.

Much responsibility for this phenomenon lies in human beings’ hands, an emitter of chemicals known as aromatics, intermediate and semi-volatile organic compounds.

Researchers urged to take this problem seriously in order to prevent atmospheric pollution from affecting the health of human beings, increasing mortality.


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