Chemical Flexi Not-So-Fantastic: A review on How the Versatile Material Harms the Environment and Human Health

Authors(2) :-Dr. R. Hema Krishna, Dr. A.V.V.S Swamy

The review presented in this paper focuses on flex’s impact on Human health and environment. The flex banners are made of poly-vinyl chloride. It causes a serious threat to the environment, as it is not bio-degradable. Flex cannot be re-used or recycled. Made of synthetic polymer, it has to be burnt. When burnt, they emit toxic fumes that have serious effects on health. It can cause cancer and infertility. The toxins released when the flex banners are burnt are carcinogenic (any substance, radionuclide, or radiation that is an agent directly involved in causing cancer. This may be due to the ability to damage the genome or to the disruption of cellular metabolic processes. Burning of flexi releases harmful pollutants like sulphates and nitrates. These pollutants are heavier than air and form a thick blanket reducing the supply of oxygen in the vicinity. PVC leaches out slowly into the soil and pollutes it. Usage of cloth banners could be encouraged as it would not only give a livelihood for painters and labourers, but also would not cause any environmental degradation. The purpose of this review is to 100% Environment-friendly Polyethylene Flexi banner materials must be developed and encouraged to the environmental sustainability.

Authors and Affiliations

Dr. R. Hema Krishna
Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. M5S 3H6
Dr. A.V.V.S Swamy
Department of Environmental Sciences, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh, India

Flex Banners, Poly-Vinyl Chloride, Polyethylene, Cancer and Infertility.

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Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 1 | January-February 2016
Date of Publication : 2016-02-03
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 36-45
Manuscript Number : IJSRST16215
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Dr. R. Hema Krishna, Dr. A.V.V.S Swamy, " Chemical Flexi Not-So-Fantastic: A review on How the Versatile Material Harms the Environment and Human Health", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.36-45, January-February-2016.
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