Halogen compounds as pollutants

Other Names:
Overdependence on halons

Fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine and astatine make up the family of elements know as the halogens. The gases, fluorine and chlorine and the vapours of bromine and iodine are irritants of the respiratory system. They can damage lung tissue resulting in pulmonary oedema which can prove fatal.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST