Information about the Effects & Risks of Smoking:

Methyl IsoCyanate

Another highly toxic chemical, methyl isocyanate is used in manufacturing pesticides amongst other things. Exposure to this compound can affect the reproductive and respiratory systems. Small amounts of this compound are found in cigarette smoke, and the accidental release of methyl isocyanate from the Union Carbide factory was responsible for more than 2000 deaths in Bhopal (India) in 1984. Signs of methyl isocyanate poisoning include vomiting, breathing problems, chest pain, cough, etc.

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