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Transcript of synthetic polymers
what are synthetic polymers
how are synethic polymers dangerous to the environment
Even with all these harmful environmental affects, synthetic polymers are a huge part of our lives. Synthetic polymers are used in the production of: Cars, fish netting, socks, curtains, umbrella, combs, clothes, your chairs, and so many more things
Scientists have researched to make bio degradable plastics, in order to help our environment and tend to our daily need of synthetic polymers.
A recent study shows that a biogradeable plastic can be made our of the protein in milk and clay so there will be no problem in properly disposing the biogradeable plastic.
types of polymers and uses
polyethylene- used in the bags and bottle creation
polyvinyl chloride -waterproofing and insulating material
nylon-toothbrush bristle, ropes etc
perspex - this can be used in place of glass
Teflon- iron pot, sauce pan etc creation
What are polymers
Polymers are substances whose molecules have high molar masses and are composed of a large number of repeating units. There are both naturally occurring and synthetic polymers.
destruction of the ozone
when plastic is burnt CO2 is produced, which traps the earth’s energy resulting the rise in the earth temperature. The rise of the earth temperature has caused ice caps to melt and many habitats to be destroyed.
pvc and the destruction of wild life
PVC is another type of Synthetic polymer that has been around for many years.
The problem with PVC is the pieces only get smaller and smaller, embedding themselves in the earth and become small enough to harm animals if ingested.
Also through the production of PVC, a dioxin is created, which is one of the most harmful man made organic chemicals on earth
•Plastics do not degrade in the earth, like paper does; because of its stable structure the plastic is unreactive and could have a lifespan of up to 1000 years!
•The synthetic polymers in everyday products are polluting our landfills and finding their ways into the oceans and harming wild life and marine life
Cheap plastic water bottles which are synthetic polymers contains a polycarbonate, which contain the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA -This chemical is known to copy female hormone estrogens.)
It is linked to the breast and prostate cancer as well defects in cell division and even considered dangerous at low dosages.
danger to human life