'CARBON MONOXIDE CAN LEAD TO RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS'
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.