Harmful Effects of Petrochemicals


On burning petrochemicals release nitrogen, ash, sulfur and carbon into the atmosphere, contributing to pollution and smog, when these chemicals combine with water vapor, they can cause acid rain. Over the years there have been increased concerns over the environmental effects of the petroleum industry. The environmental impacts of petroleum are mainly refusal. This is due to the toxicity of petroleum which contributes to air pollution, acid rain etc. which leads to illness in humans. Oil spills cause wide damage in the marine environment. Greenhouse gases produced by the burning of petrochemicals, which includes carbon dioxide, warm up the Earth by trapping heat in the atmosphere.