Trash Burning Impact on Health

Burning trash it creates new problems, especially for our health. When burning trash in a pile, not a good combustion process occurs. Good combustion is the need of oxygen (O2) are sufficient. Unlike when burning piles of garbage, maybe the outside of the pile enough to get oxygen to produce CO2, but in the waste pile will be a shortage of O2 so that the gas produced is carbon monoxide (CO) which is a dangerous gas, because it can kill us en masse. When we inhale CO gas, which should elevate blood hemoglobin and distribute oxygen throughout the body will be disrupted. By doing so, the body will experience a shortage of oxygen, which can lead to death.

Hydrocarbons generated hazardous waste incineration smoke, including cancer-causing senyama ie benzopirena that reached 350 times larger than cigarette smoke. The long-term effects we could have contracted lung cancer, lung infections, asthma, or bronchitis.

Gas produced from waste incineration can also damage the Earth’s atmosphere. The gas is chlorine compound, which is produced from burning plastic. Combustion of nitrogen-containing synthetic materials, such as nylon, polyurethane foam that is no sofa or carpet foam, also dangerous because it can produce dangerous HCN gas.

Disposing of waste in place is not enough. In the process destroying the trash even more complicated. So basically, we also need to reduce waste, especially the waste that is difficult to unravel. Reduce consumption, maximize product that can be used multiple times instead of disposables.