What were the effects of the bhopal disaster?

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Impact of methyl isocyanate leak

Methyl isocyanate gas leak killed more than 15,000 people and affected over 600,000 workers. The stillbirth rate and the neonatal mortality rate increased by up to 300% and 200% respectively. The gas leak impact trees and animals too.

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The methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas leak from the Union Carbide plant at Bhopal, India in 1984 was the worst industrial disaster in history. Exposure estimates of gas concentrations in the area range from 85 to 0.12 ppm. Of the approximately 200,000 persons exposed, 3598 deaths have resulted as of Novem …

On the night of December 2, 1984, disaster struck. Due to faulty safety mechanisms, water accidentally entered a pipe and poured into a giant tank of methyl isocyanate. This started a chemical ...

The Bhopal disaster led to thousands of deaths and much more disabilities. Not only these, there must be more pollution around this area. It is difficult to rebuild their hometown with all the creatures deeply polluted or even dead.

The Bhopal disaster could have changed the nature of the chemical industry and caused a reexamination of the necessity to produce such potentially harmful products in the first place. However the lessons of acute and chronic effects of exposure to pesticides and their precursors in Bhopal has not changed agricultural practice patterns.

Abstract The night of 3rd December marked an industrial disaster when more than 40 tons of methyl isocyanate gas leaked from a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India that instantly led to the death of approximately 3,800 people and causing permanent injuries for thousands more. The company involved shamelessly tried to avoid its legal responsibility.

MIC is a highly reactive gas that attacks the eyes and lungs, blinding and suffocating its victims. "It attacks the alveoli and crosses the pulmonary barrier into the bloodstream, from where it...

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