'CAR­BON MONOX­IDE CAN LEAD TO RES­PI­RA­TORY PROB­LEMS'

HT Ludhiana Live - - Front Page -

The burn­ing of ther­mo­col pro­duces cabon monox­ide, sul­phur diox­ide and nitro-ox­ide - gases that are known for their harm­ful ef­fects. A chem­istry pro­fes­sor, Prof Varinder Pathak, said the three gases came un­der the cat­e­gory of ex­treme pol­lu­tants and could cause suf­fo­ca­tion. “Asthma pa­tients face nu­mer­ous breath­ing prob­lems. The com­bus­tion of ther­mo­col sheets used in re­frig­er­a­tion is ten times more harm­ful as they con­tain sreon gas,” he said. Sreon leads to de­ple­tion of the ozone layer.

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