CHEMICAL AWARENESS

| June 13, 2019

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Even though the numbers of chemicals released by factones are now lower compared to the 990's. there are still left oven that are harmful to both living species and humans.The following are sample calculations of chemicals released from the areas of concern, listed in the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) from the United States Environmental Potection Agency. Depending on the level of toxic exposure, one can develop long-term illnesses and disorders, which are more deadly for infants and children than adults.

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