Table 2: Compounds generated during the incineration of polyvinylchloride and their harmful effects.
|Acetaldehyde||It damages the nervous system, causing lesions.|
|Acetone||Irritates the eyes, the respiratory tract.|
|Benzaldehyde||Irritates the eyes, skin, respiratory system, limits brain function.|
|Benzole||Carcinogenic, adversely effects the bone marrow, the liver, the immune system.|
|Formaldehyde||Serious eye damage, carcinogenic, may cause pulmonary oedeŽma.|
|Phosgene||Gas used in the WWI. Corrosive to the eyes, skin and respiratory organs.|
|Polychlorinated dibenzo-dioxin||Carcinogenic, irritates the skin, eyes and respiratory system. It damages the circulatory, digestive and nervous system, liver, bone marrow.|
|Polychlorinated dibenzofuran||Irritates the eyes and the respiratory system, causes asthma.|
|Hydrochloric acid||Corrosive to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.|
|Salicyl-aldehyde||Irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. It can also affect the central nervous system.|
|Toluene||Irritates the eyes and the respiratory tract, can cause depression.|
|Xylene||Irritates the eyes. It can also affect the central nervous system, reduces the level of consciousness and impairs learning ability.|
|Propylene||Damages the central nervous system by lowering of consciousŽness.|
|Vinyl chloride||Carcinogenic, irritating to eyes, skin and respiratory system. Effect on the central nervous system, liver, spleen, blood-forming organs.|
Source: Nagy and Kuti .