Impacts of Chemical Elements on the Environment

Chemical elements have the same atomic number in their composition and are classified according to their characteristics within the periodic table.

Such elements can be combined with each other forming substances of the most varied physical states, that is, they can be solid, liquid or gaseous.

Furthermore, many of these substances are found daily in the environment we live in, in the air, in the products we consume, in the water we drink, etc.

In addition, many of these substances are used within companies of the most varied niches, they are their raw material.

However, there are some of these substances that can be harmful to the environment and to the health of beings.

Therefore, within the criteria for handling such elements and substances, there are rules on how they should and should not be handled, discarded and, of course, transported.

In fact, substances often need to be transported from one location to another, sometimes over long distances.

So, for the safety of all those involved, directly and indirectly, the carriers make a risk management.

Impacts of Chemical Elements on the Environment

Irregular disposal of chemicals into the environment can cause numerous problems for everyone.

Many of these elements need to be treated correctly before they can be discarded.

Just as handling and transport must be specific and careful.

Air pollution

The irregular disposal of gaseous waste in the atmosphere has a great impact on the composition of the air.

In this way, directly affecting the local population, animals and vegetation.

There are cases in places close to industries of high rates of babies with microcephaly, or even stillbirths due to lack of oxygen during pregnancy.

Therefore, air filters must be used in the air outlets of industries that handle certain elements.

However, periodic maintenance must be carried out on such filters and other gas purification measures must be taken.

river pollution

The disposal, leaks or encounter of chemical elements can contaminate rivers quickly and often imperceptibly.

That is, water can continue to look, smell and taste unchanged, but its composition has been modified by contagion.

Thus, animals and irrigation networks are equally contaminated and, when consumed, they also contaminate the population.

Contamination of Springs

When the waste reaches the springs, the problems are even worse, as the tributaries will be destined for rivers and long-range seas.

In this case the damage is tremendous and the actions must be direct and fast so that there is the lowest level and contagion possible.

Ground contamination

Contaminated soil affects crops, animals and can even reach underground water wells, spreading the contamination.

When consumed, animals transmit their toxins acquired through contamination to citizens and diseases spread quickly.

ABICLOR – Brazilian Association of the Alkali, Chlorine and Derivatives Industry

ABICLOR’s role is to provide conduct practices for any type of handling of chemical elements, alkali, chlorine and derivatives.

For example, caustic soda, bleach, sodium hypochlorite and of course, among others.

Caustic soda, for example, is widely used in homes to unclog pipes, instead of hiring a 24-hour plunger.

But in addition to being harmful to human health, it also damages your plumbing.

Thus promoting social and environmental health, and the quality of services for these elements.

In addition, ABICLOR is also the representative of companies in this medium before government bodies.

In other words, the association takes care of both the internal and external parts of these companies that are committed to dealing with chemical elements.

In addition to ABICLOR, there is also ABIQUIM, the Brazilian Chemical Industry Association.

which has small, medium and large companies in favor of good handling, transport, disposal and any other activities with chemical products.

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