During the southern summer period, south-western Australia and the Sydney area are affected by large-scale bushfires with more than 3 million hectares burned. Due to the extreme heat at this time of year, the fires in December 2019 were particularly large and spectacular. Sydney's streets, residential areas and business districts were affected by smoke from the fires. The air pollution is not without short-term and long-term risks to the health of residents.
We are not particularly worried about dust bunnies on the ground, probably unsightly, but which seems to be just a mixture of hair and dog or cat hair.
The fire at Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral dispersed a toxic cloud of lead-filled smoke over western Paris.
The significant increase in energy consumption is a global problem.
During the seventeen hours of the fire in the Lubrizol and Normandy Logistics warehouses, the toxic smoke clouds produced by the fire deposited toxic residues over several hundred kilometres northeast of Rouen.
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What are the chemical pollution markers that can be linked to the industrial accident at the SEVESO Lubrizol site in Rouen?
The Seveso classified industrial site contained substances that were dangerous for humans and the environment. During the fire, the fumes from the Lubrizol plant contained, in addition to combustion residues, many toxic chemicals.
How to make the link between a soot sample and the industrial accident at the SEVESO Lubrizol site in Rouen?
The fire at Lubrizol's SEVESO plant caused unparalleled pollution in Rouen and the municipalities along the Rouen-Lille road. The fumes loaded with soot, oils and chemicals contained in the burned warehouse were deposited on soils, buildings and waterways. While it is difficult today to measure the impact of this pollution on Man and the Environment, it is nevertheless possible to search for the specific pollutants linked to this industrial accident.
On 26 September 2019, a fire broke out at Lubrizol's Rouen industrial site. The burned premises of this plant specializing in lubricants and chemical additives contained more than 5,200 tonnes of hazardous substances.
On the night of September 25-26, the Rouen plant of the American chemical giant Lubrizol suffered a major fire that mobilized more than a hundred firefighters for hours.
The lead pollution episode of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral fire reminded us how dangerous lead is to health. This toxic metal is classified as an international public health priority and integrated into health policies in many countries such as the United States, Canada and the European Union.
Following the fire at Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, several tons of lead were washed away with the smoke and contaminated the western part of Paris.
As every year, fires devastate hundreds of hectares of forests in California. These fires generate large quantities of smoke loaded with toxic ash and combustion residues such as Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs). These chemical molecules are identified by health authorities as carcinogenic to humans and toxic to the environment.
Due to its toxicity, Bisphenol-A has been replaced mainly by Bisphenol-S (BPS) and Bisphenol-F (GMP).
Due to its endocrine toxicity, Bisphenol-A (BPA) has been substituted by Bisphenol-S (BPS). BPA is found in the indoor air of homes and offices and its replacement has introduced BPS into our daily lives.
In April 2019, the fire at Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral generated a cloud of smoke containing a very large amount of lead. Soot and dust migrated in the wind direction and settled on the west side of the capital.
YOOTEST has already published several articles to provide information on the dangers for Parisians of lead exposure released by the fire at Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral. The combustion of the spire and roof of the historic building produced lead pollution of the environment nearby and over several kilometres. The news site Médiapart alerts on a new "health scandal".
Pesticides are suspected of increasing the risk of developing brain tumours, but it is difficult for researchers to conduct research on the subject. Most often these studies involve groups of individuals who are exposed in their work such as farmers.
Permethrin is a synthetic insecticide of the pyrethroid and organochlorine families.
Regularly articles in the press or on the Internet praise the virtues of indoor air pollution treatment by plants.
Following the Notre Dame de Paris fire, during which hundreds of tons of lead were released into the atmosphere, concern is now rising following articles published in several newspapers announcing that a child living near the cathedral had a blood lead level exceeding the health threshold of 50 micrograms of lead per litre of blood (µg/L).
This is the conclusion of the National Research Council (NRC) report "Pesticides in Infant and Child Nutrition" and this sentence must be understood to assimilate why young children are more vulnerable to pesticides than adults.
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