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An Inside Look at Chemicals
Transcript of An Inside Look at Chemicals
Different Chemicals in Cleaning Agents
There are a lot of chemicals contained in different cleaning agents but I will only be listing the very important chemicals that might have a dangerous effect to human health.
The Chemicals in Paint and Insecticide
White Pigment - Titanium Dioxide
Black Pigment - Carbon Black
Red Pigment - Iron Oxide and Cadmium Sulphide
Yellow/Orange Pigment - Metallic Salts
Blue/Green Pigment - Iron Blue and Chrome Yellow
Natural Food Additives
Preservatives - This additive reduces spoilage and prolongs the shelf life of food.
Antioxidants - This additive help preserve food by acting like oxygen for the food.
Acids - An additive to create sharper flavors for the food.
Flavoring - As the name suggests, this additive create specific flavors.
Flavor Enhancers - Another flavoring additive, but this one enhances already existing flavors.
Artificial Food Additives
Artificial food additives are like natural ones except they're made synthetically.
Just like natural food additives, there are also different kinds of artificial food additives, sometimes there are even artificial additives of natural additives such as artificial baking soda.
A few kinds of artificial additives are
Food additives are extra chemicals that have many different functions of their own. Some are used to preserve food and make them last longer, others are used for aesthetic appearances and make the food appear fresher to trick us into buying them. There's even a few additives that has a purpose of enhancing the taste of the food and make it addictive. Not all food additives are necessarily good for our health, a few could be poisonous if consumed a lot, and they might cause allergies or hyperactivity.
There are three types:
Depressant - Drugs that slows down the central nervous system and can calm a person along with relaxing their muscles.
Stimulants - Drugs that increases alertness and physical activity.
Hallucinogens - Drugs that alters the perception view of a person and cause hallucinations.
Liquors & their Effects
Liquors or drinks that contains alcohol in them, can have some serious impacts on your health and body if you drink too much, either on one go or over time.
Chemicals in Daily Life
Addictive & Psychotropic Substances
Chemicals in Foods
Divided into three
Drinking too much liquor disrupts your brain, causing a variety of effects that differs from one individual to another. These effects range from mood and behavioral changes to difficulty with thought and movements.
It damages a variety of your organs such as the heart, liver, and pancreas. It weakens your immune system and increases the chances of cancer.
Not just that, but drinking will make you drunk. No matter how much people say that being drunk is a good feeling, it comes with very heavy tolls.
In 2011, about 9,878 U.S citizens were killed in drunk driving crashes.
Unless you want to crush someone's heart, be viewed as a murderer and end up in prison then NEVER, EVER, drunk drive. (I'm looking at you, Justin Bieber)
Examples of Depressants
Examples of Stimulants
Examples of Hallucinogens
Most, if not all psychotropic substances are very dangerous and illegal. But that depends on how you use it. A few psychotropic drugs are used for medical purposes.
Symptoms vary from drug to drug but generally the symptoms are:
Bloodshot or glazed eyes
Drastic changes in weight
Increased aggression or depression
Many people become addicted with taking drugs, few tried taking drugs because they were curious, or stressed, perhaps even peer pressured to try one and ended up becoming addicted because of its addictive elements. Whatever the cause is, these people need to be treated.
The best way to help a drug addict is by getting them into therapy, because most drug addicts need outside help.
While yes, it is true that some are bad for our health, especially artificial ones whereas natural additives are usually harmless, but there are a few additives which are quite safe and they do help improve the shelf life of our food. Very handy for people who cannot go to supermarkets whenever they want like soldiers and especially helpful during the zombie apocalypse.
Natural food additives are additives extracted from natural resources.
There are a few kinds of natural food additives which serves very different functions such as
Artificial Sweeteners - Synthesized sweeteners.
Artificial Flavors - Synthesized flavors.
Artificial Coloring - Synthesized coloring.
Emulsifiers - This additives allows water and oil to remain mixed together.
and other heavy metals
Sodium Fluoride - It can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, arthritis, allergy reactions, and cancer.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) - It can cause cancer
Chlorine - It can kill the cells in your body.
Sodium Hydroxide - It can burn and irritate your skin.
There is a difference between soap and detergent. Soap is produced through natural ingredients like lye, while detergent is usually produced though synthetically made ingredients.
Lye - It can burn skin, can cause blindness, can become a deadly gas.
If you want to see the full list, you should click on the hefty amount of resources I've provided.
Nonylphenol Ethoxylate (NPE) - It can disturb hormones, reproductions, can enter your bloodstream and cause even more damage.
Shampoo and toothpaste aren't much different from each other, they both have something in common which is a dangerous chemical called SLS. Toothpaste have sweeteners though, for flavouring, because toothpaste were meant to go inside our mouth like mouthwash.
Only bleach has a certain chemical that no other cleaning agents have, and that's sodium hypochlorite. This chemical is why your clothes turn white.
We need to use most of these chemicals because they're very important in our daily lives. Some of these chemicals are quite dangerous and unnecessary, but the others are completely necessary, whether it be food preservatives or chemicals to kill fleas. Just make sure that there aren't too many of the chemicals though.
To avoid dangerous side effects from dangerous chemicals, read the ingredients list of the product first, research about the product, look up reviews of other people's experience with the product, etc. You'll know what could be lurking in there.
Oreo - Ingredients :
Sugar, Wheat Flour, Non Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Palm Oil – Contains Antioxidant TBHQ), Cocoa Powder, Fructose Syrup, Salt, Corn Starch,
Leavening/Raising Agents (Ammonium & Sodium Bicarbonate)
Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Nature Identical Vanilla Flavor.
Ovaltine - Ingredients :
Air, Bubuk Ovaltine (
, Gula, Sirup Glukosa, Cokelat Bubuk, Whey Bubuk, Lemak Susu, Susu Bubuk, Premiks Vitamin dan Mineral,
Just Fry - Ingredients :
Kentang, Minyak Sayur,
Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate
Hi-Chew - Ingredients :
Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Gelatin,
Acidity Regulators (Malic Acid, Citric Acid, Sodium Lactate)
Flavors, Strawberry Juice Concentrate,
Natural Colors (Beta Carotene, Cermine)
Fiesta Crispy Crunch - Ingredients :
Chicken Skin, Wheat Flour, Water, Vegetable Oil, Spices, Batter Flour, Sugar,
Flavour Enchancer (Monosodium Glutamate)
Salt Sequestrant (Sodium Tripolyphosphate)
Baking Powder, Guar Gum.
Magnum Infinity - Ingredients :
Cokelat Pelapis (Mengandung lesitin kedelai)
Saus Karamel (Mengandung pewarna alami caramel, Karmin CL 75470, Beta Karoten CL 75130)
, Gula Pasir, Minyak Nabati, Padatan Susu (Susu skim bubuk, bubuk whey), Sirup Glukosa, Cokelat Bubuk, Butiran Kakao,
Pengemulsi (Nabati), Pemantap (Nabati), Perisa Identik Alami Cokelat.
Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Drops – Ingredients :
Milk Chocolate (Sugar; Milk; Chocolate; Cocoa Butter; Lactose (Milk); Milk Fat;
Soy Lecithin; PGPR; Emulsifier; Vanillin, Artificial Flavor); Contains 2% or less of: Confectioner’s Glaze; Titanium Dioxide (Color).
KOKOO Hot Chocolate Drink – Ingredients :
Krimer Nabati [ Sirup Glukosa, Minyak Sawit,
Natrium Kaseinat, Penstabil (Monokalium Fosfat & Natrium Polifosfat), Pengemulsi (Mono & Digliserida Asam Lemak & & Ester Asam Lemak dan diasetiltartrat dari gliserol), Antikempal (Silikon Dioksida)]
, Gula dan Coklat Instan.
Below is a list of examples of food additives in common food products.
Villars Chocolat au Lait Suisse – Ingredients :
Gula, Lemak Kakao, Susu Bubuk, Kakao Massa, Susu Bubuk Skim, Lemak Mentega, Bubuk Whey,
Ekstrak Malt Kering, Pengemulsi (Lesitin Kedelai), Perisa Alami Vanilla.
OWL Thai Iced Tea – Ingredients :
Sugar, Non-dairy Creamer (Glucose Syrup Solids, Hydrogenated Vegetable Fat,
Sodium Caseinate, Emulsifiers, Stabilizer, Silicon Dioxide)
, Skimmed Milk Power, Instant Tea,
Cinnamon Extract, Sodium Bicarbonate and Permitted Food Colouring.
Frontline Plus - Ingredients :
(S) Methoprene 8.8%
Inert Ingredients 81.4%
Keep out of reach of children.
Fipronil is a pesticide, if a child were to swallow large amounts of fipronil, they might develop nervous system and respiratory depression, metabolic acidosis, and kidney injury.
Vanish Penghilang Noda - Ingredients :
Surfaktan, Hidrogen Peroksida
Dapat menyebabkan iritasi pada mata dan kulit. Bila terkena, bilas dengan air dalam jumlah yang banyak. Bila tertelan, segera pergi ke dokter dan bawa produk ini bersama anda. Jauhkan dari jangkauan anak-anak.
Surfactants, depending specifically what chemical they are (It doesn't say what surfactant they used in this product) can be especially irritating to the eyes and skin.
Rinso Anti Noda - Ingredients :
16% Natrium Alkil Benzene Sulfonat
6% Natrium Lauril Eter Sulfat
2% Alkohol Etoksilat
Bila terkena mata bilas dengan air sampai tidak pedih.
Bila terminum, minumlah air yang banyak dan segera ke dokter.
Kemasan setelah penggunaan jangan dibuang ke dalam saluran air.
Sodium Alkylbencene Sulfonate can cause irritation to the eyes and skin.
Perlon Dark & Fine Washing - Ingredients :
Sodium Polyxyethylene Alky Sulfa 5-10%, Alky Polyglycoside <5%, Alcohol Ethoxylate <5% and Coconut Fatty Diethanol Amide <5%
Jauhkan dari jangkauan anak-anak. Apabila terkena mata bilas dengan air bersih. Bila tidak sengaja tertelan, segera pergi ke dokter. Cucilah tangan dengan air bersih setelah mencuci pakaian. Bagi mereka yang memiliki kulit sensitif agar menghindari kontak terlalu lama dengan deterjen.
Alcohol Ethoxylate are irritating to eyes and skin.
Tick Killer - Ingredients :
Delifat Permethrin Group
Hindari kontak langsung pada daerah mata dan mulut.
Permethrin is carcinogenic to humans when consumed.
Frontline Spray - Ingredients :
Fipronil 0.25 g
Vehicle Q.S 100.00 ml
Avoid spraying in eyes.
As with all insecticides and acaricides, the following are recommended:
Wear gloves, especially during treatment of groups of animals.
Spray the animals in a well ventilated room.
Wash the hands after use.
Do not smoke, drink or eat during application.
Keep treated animals away from fires and other sources of heat for at least 30 mins following spraying until the fur is totally dry.
Keep out of reach of children.
Fipronil is a pesticide, if a child were to swallow large amounts of fipronil, they might develop nervous system and respiratory depression, metabolic acidosis, and kidney injury. The product is highly flammable.
Scholl Foot Powder - Ingredients :
Talc, Aluminum Chrolohydrate, Starch/Acrylayes/Acrylamide Copolymer, Silica, Parfum, Buthylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Coumarin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool.
For external use only. Do not apply to sore or irritated skin. Do not use on children under 3 years. Keep out of children.
Aluminum Chlorohydrate is a neurotoxin that can alter the function of the blood-brain barrier. Auminum is poorly absorbed and efficiently eliminated. If, however, it is absorbed then it gets to the lungs, liver and kidneys. If applied to sore or irritated skin it might make it worse.
Forderm Anti-Bac Gel Cleanser with AHA & BHA - Ingredients :
Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide DEA, Sodium Chloride, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycol Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Glycolic Acid, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Betaine, Arginine, Arcitum Lappa Root Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Hypericum Perforatum Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf/Root Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Salicylic Acid, Polyquaternium-10, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol Glycerin.
For external and cosmetic use only. Not for oral use. Keep out of reach of children.
Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) is a possible human carcinogen. Just think what would happen if you swallow it, along with the other chemicals listed here?
Simple Green Pet Stain and Odour Remover - Ingredients :
Water, Safe & Natural Bacteria, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Polymer Opacifier, Sodium Saccharin, Fragrance.
Wash hand thoroughly after using. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not ingest.
Soium Laureth Sulfate is a possible human carcinogenic.
Aussie Instant Freeze - Ingredients :
Alcohol Denat., Hydroflurocarbon 152A, Water, Isobutaine, VA/Crotonates/Vinyl Neodecanoate Copolymer, Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer, Aminomethyl, Propanol, Fragrance, Prunus Serotina (Wild Cherry) Bark Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ammonium Benzoate, Polysorbate 80, Mipaborate, Mea-borate, disiloxane.
Flammable. Do not use near flame or while smoking. Use only in ventilated areas. Avoid spraying in eyes. Use only as directed. Intentional miuse by deliberately concetrating and inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal. Avoid excessive inhalation. Contents under pressure. Do not crush, puncture or incinerate.
Isobutane is known to be carcinogenic through inhalation.
Below is a list of common household products with their list of chemicals and dangers.