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Transcript of Hazardous Waste
Factors that determine effects on humans:
damage body organs;brain, liver, kidneys,lungs
breakdown by living organisms
storing in deep rock layers
Solutions to hazardous waste
don't use them
Not all hazardous waste is obvious looking!
Can be as harmless looking as these common household items:
of Hazardous Waste
How much exposure?
How long exposed?
age, weight, and health
Damages the health of humans and other organisms.
Reacts very quickly when exposed to air or water or when dropped.
Catches fire easily and begins burning at fairly low temperatures.
Dissolves or breaks down many materials.
Contains unstable atoms that give off high-energy radiation.
How harmful the substance is
How much of the substance a person is exposed to
How long the exposure lasts
a person's age, weight, and health