compounds in everyday life
It is impossible to
think of our daily life without carbon compounds. Over time, a large number of
carbon compounds have been developed for the improvement of our lifestyle and
comfort. They include carbon-based fuels, carbon nanomaterials, plastics,
carbon filters, carbon steel, etc.
Even though carbon and
its compounds are vital for modern life, some of its compounds like CO, cyanide
and certain types of plastics are harmful to humans. In the following segment, let
us discuss the role of plastics in our daily life and how we can become aware
of the toxic chemicals that some plastics contain.