Acetone Research Paper

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  • Topic: Pollution, Acetone, Nail polish
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  • Published : November 18, 2012
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Acetone is an extremely popular solvent that is used in rubber, resin, plastics, lacquers, varnishes, and rubber cements. It is also used in the creation of fats, oils, and waxes where is a primary component. Acetone has many uses in modern technology including those that relate to the medical field and various domestic uses. It is a very important organic compound found in everyday life, but it is also a toxin and can be an extremely dangerous environmental pollutant. Acetone has many valuable uses in modern life and many American companies use Acetone as one of their key components to many household items. There are many ways that Acetone is used everyday. One of the most common purposes of Acetone and one of its most well known, is the use of Acetone as a primary ingredient in nail polish remover. Acetone is also commonly found in the use of artist and craft makers. Similar to nail polish remover, Acetone can be used in other artistic agents. A common use of Acetone is for the removal of residues off metals, glass, and porcelain. It also commonly used as a remover of superglue. Acetone is also used greatly by make-up artists in order for them to easily remove skin glues and adhesives from fake moustaches and wig materials. There have been many claims that Acetone is dangerous to the humans due to concentrated exposure from these very sources, which has been proven true. Concentrated exposure has been proven on numerous occasions to have an adverse affect upon humans. There are many negative health effects from exposure to Acetone, and each one differs from different types of exposure. According to the National Pesticide Information, there four ways exposure to Acetone can occur. The first is through inhalation, which can cause the symptoms of confusion, coughing, dizziness, headaches, sore throat, and unconsciousness. The second form of exposure is through direct contact with the skin. This can cause dry skin and rashes. The third way is exposure to the eyes,...
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