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Methanol Poisoning

Introduction Methanol is a type of alcohol that is used as organic solvent . Methanol is also known by other names such as methyl alcohol , ” wood alcohol” or “spirit” . At room temperature , methanol is a liquid form of light, volatile, colorless, flammable and has a unique …

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Chlorine Gases Poisoning

Chlorine Gases Poisoning Introduction Chlorine is commonly available in our home as cleaning solution. It is the most common substance used in drinking water and swimming pool treatment. Chlorine in powder or fluid form such as sodium hypochlorite (bleach) may turn into gas if mixed with acidic or ammonia agent.Chlorine …

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Introduction What is Carbon monoxide poisoning? Carbon monoxide poisoning is type of poisoning caused by exposure to carbon monoxide for certain amount of duration and concentration. Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause sudden medical problem and death. In severe cases it can lead to chronic and persistent mental and physical defect. …

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Haze & Our Health

What is Haze? The haze is a state of poor air quality characterized by opalescent appearance of the atmosphere and reduces visibility. It’s caused by high concentrations of air pollutants suspended in the atmosphere that scatter and absorb sunlight. What are the air pollutants responsible for health effect during haze? …

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