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Do you think burning Plastics is a Good thing?
HI there, This question arise in my mind when my Mom was burning plastics so that other wood can pickup the fire. I am waiting for your answer... Thank you :-)
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Well, burning plastics would usually release harmful chemicals which causes cancer. It's better to dispose the plastics in a rubbish dump rather than burning them. Long term inhalation of the chemicals that have been released after plastics are burnt would result in cancer, many other health problems and etc.

The chemical released are known as dioxins which are quite harmful to the human health. The dioxins are carcinogenic and causes disruptions in our hormones which are essential for the body to function at its optimal levels and it accumulates in our food.

Whenever plastic is burnt and if there is a farmland next to where the plastics have been burnt, the burnt plastic chemical releases would leak into the soil and into the food and waterways which would hen end up in the food we eat and we accumulate them in our body.

It can increase cancer rates, breathing difficulties, heart diseases, damages in the liver and kidneys. It is better to separate the plastics to avoid them being burnt. Plastics that are in the form which hasn't been broken down are dangerous but the ones that are burnt would be even more dangerous when it leaks into the air.

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Your mum is right. Adding plastic to wood seems like adding gasoline to it. It helps it burn faster. But it's better. A research I made came up with this "The most dangerous emissions can be caused by burning plastics containing organoch- lor-based substances like PVC. When such plastics are burned, harmful quantities of dioxins, a group of highly toxic chemicals are emitted. Dioxins are the most toxic to the human organisms."

[Reference]( http://www.wecf.eu/cms/download/2004-2005/homeburning_plastics.pdf)

You see the reference already showed the whole knowledge. The fire mixed with the smoke it emits is very bad for you. It can cause a different type of skin cancer for those that come in contact with it. Smokes normally block the pores of the skin preventing the pores of the skin from breathing and also prevents hydration. This is one of the places skin disorders begin from. Going on is how these smokes damages the lungs. And I don't need to preach to you what a damage on the lungs or blackened lungs does to the lifespan of man.

Then to the big problem. Global warming. If you have gone by bug pronlems, they all started small. **A little drop if water makes the mighty ocean** the global warming didn't start big, it started with small problems like burning of plastics, woods. One way or the other, these smokes will get high up to the hemisphere as a cluster and damage the ozone layer leading to the said part of global warming.

So, please, let's reduce these burnings, recycle the plastics instead, save our lives and live a life saving mother nature because she keeps us alive.

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No, it is definitely not a good thing. By burning plastic you put your health at great risk. During the process dioxin is released in the air, which can cause cancer, not to mention the pollution.

Burning plastic repeatedly can put your life in real danger. The decomposition period of plastic is 500 years. Plastic should be taken to the recycling centers where can be recycled.

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Plastic becomes very risky rubbish, I even have a hard time dealing with home plastic waste. Burning plastic waste is not a solution, because plastic will not burn out, especially in large quantities, it will even become new waste and of course chemical pollution is very disturbing to our breathing.

I am now starting to collect the remaining plastic bottles at home, I made it like a garbage bank, if the accumulation of plastic waste has multiplied, I usually sell it to plastic waste storage.

Plastic has become a crucial problem today, not only a problem for humans, but also for other living things. Several times I saw videos of how plastic kills animals consumed by plastic waste, such as in the ocean, plastic waste torturing trapped fish eating used pipettes used by humans and dumped into the sea. This is very worrying, burning is not the right solution, I myself choose to make it a waste bank, and the proceeds of the sale can be a useful economic income, the surrounding environment is maintained, income increases.

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Burning plastics is unhealthy to the health concerning the emission of harmful chemicals in form of fumes. It is considered as Air pollution. Even though most people use plastics as a source to generate more fire. But the fumes it produces are very dangerous to the body.

Instead of burning plastics, it is better the plastics are being gathered and used for a recycling process which will bring about manufacturing of more plastics.

If we can, we should avoid the burning of plastics as it is dangerous for our health and the health of people in our surroundings.

Thank you.

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it's bad for your health and it pollutes in general. We shouldn't use plastic at all, because there is no good way to dispose of it.

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