Thursday, July 28, 2011

Pollutants in smoke of burning tyre

Dangerous chemicals found in smoke pollution of burning tires
A. Burning tires releases styrene and several benzene compounds which are human carcinogens.
Butadiene is a highly carcinogenic  carbon compound that may also be released from the styrene-butadiene (SBR rubber its called) polymer form burning.

Chemical composition tests on waste rubber show that it contains numerous toxic chemicals and hazardous air pollutants . M, P and O-Xylenes may also be found in TDF which are carcinogenic.

Polybutadiene is another polymer used to make synthetic rubber for tires.

Aromatic extender oils comprise about 26 percent of most tires and are known to cause cancer in lab animals as well as being suspected as human carcinogens.

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