Health Problem Caused by Refrigerator


What are the health problems caused by a refrigerator?

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General Science Kritika Gupta 12 months 1 Answer 137 views 0

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  1. Jagrati Parashar

    Various health problems caused by a refrigerator are

    We all know it very well that refrigerator contains Chloro-Flouro Carbon as refrigerants. These are non-combustible liquids and also used as aerosol propellants as well as for cleaning products.

    They are harmful because they damage ozone layer which can result into skin cancer.

    Spending too much time in the direct sunlight may cause skin cancer as the ozone layer is depleted by the CFCs.

    Increasing contacts with the ultraviolet rays can cause cataracts, macular degeneration and other eye damage.

    Inhalation of CFC’s affects the central nervous system.

    Inhalation of CFC’s causes light headedness, headache, tremors and convulsions. It also disturbs heart rhythm which can lead to death.

    Some diseases which may caused by refrigerator are

    Skin irritation or dermatitis.

    Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea etc.

    Also affects the immune system

    Improper packaging or storage of foods such as milk, eggs etc. make the refrigerator to be contaminated with psychrophilic bacteria. when this bacteria enters our system, they become pathogenic or even they do not enter our system, they release harmful toxins into food and thus cause serious illness. such as Pseudomonas, Listeria, E.Coli Salmonella and vibrio (these are all bacteria)

    And diseases caused by psychrophiles are meningitis, diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome, sepris, dysentery, gastrointestinal infections and food poisoning.

    It can even cause death in the immuno-compromised patient, older people and new born.


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