Chemicals are nearly everywhere around us. Some are naturally developed, but some are also man-made, or specifically, industry-made. However, all of them are meant to give benefits for us human. We all make them and use them well for our good. But, we must be aware that good thing isn’t the only thing that would come out of those chemicals. They can harm us human, and even our environment where we live everyday.
Chemicals can harm us in many different ways that none of us would want to get such thing. This is especially if we didn’t take a closer look over the precautions of the chemicals. If we use the chemicals for inappropriate or bad usage, then of course nothing good will come out of it. If we use them for good but ignore the precautions that are made for our safety, then we wouldn’t be protected from the danger as well.
Chemicals in fact can harm us and let us experienced the signs of overexposure to hazardous chemicals include. That’s why there are organizations that control the usage of chemicals, the hazardous one, especially. There are people who are in charge of making sure that no hazardous chemicals are being used recklessly. Here, we will take a closer look over chemicals that are controlled by pdea. But first, we should get to know what PDEA is first.
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency
Every countries will naturally protect their country. They will try to make the best out of their countries and protect the citizens from bad things, such as hazardous chemicals. This will inspire them to build an organization or any kind of regulations to control chemicals. This is all for their citizens safety.
This is why we can found list of chemicals and hazardous materials banned and restricted in UAE as well as list of banned chemicals in Australia and list of banned chemicals in Malaysia . Philippine does have one too, which is known as PDEA or Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.
This agency established in July 7,2002. This agency is responsible for preventing any dangerous drugs that enter the country. So we can say that the focus of this agency is controlling chemicals in a form of drugs. Drugs are not all safe and good for us, especially if we don’r even know the right dosage and usages.
List of Chemicals Controlled
In order to protect the citizens from dangerous drugs, of course the agency will have to make a list of what’s prohibited. They should also have a law protection so that the regulation will be announced officially law-protected.
Here are the list of chemicals controlled by PDEA :
- Acetic Anhydride (C4H6O3 )
Acetic Anhydride is a chemical controlled by PDEA. This colorloss liquid chemical has a vinegar-like odor, which is considered quite strong. It is a very reactive one, as it is also corrosive to metals and tissue.
For its uses, here are few uses that you should know :
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- Paper products
Despite all of those uses, there are few things you should pay attention to. This chemical has few hazardous sides. It is considered as a flammable liquid that will harm you if you swallow it. Swallowing this chemical might gives your respiratory tract an irritation, resulting in nausea an vomiting after exposure.
Contact with skin will also harm you somehow. It will irritate your skin and cause your skin to burn, especially if your skin is currently uncovered when the exposure occurs. Not just your skin, though. Your eyes will be seriously damaged if an exposure occurs. Lacrimation, photophobia and conjunctivitis are few eye problems that can harm you. If you inhale this, you might be getting irritation, cough, even dyspnea.
- N-acetylanthranilic acid (C9H9NO3 )
This is an organic chemicals that will harm you if you both intentionally and unintentionally swallow it. It will cause respiratory tract irritation afterwards, which is something you wouldn’t want. If any exposure with skin and eyes occurred, it will also cause irritation.
- Ergometrine (C19H23N3O2)
This drug can be found in a form of plate or needles. It is soluble both in water or alcohol. This chemical is considered as toxic to our skin, through inhalation, as well as through swallowing. This ergot alkaloid will stimulates your uterine muscle and increasing the contractions frequency. Any exposure to this drug will also cause lost of consciousness. Brachycardia, dizziness, drowsiness, as well as numbness are few disease you could get from this drugs.
- Ergotamine (C33H35N5O5)
This drug appears in a powder and liquid forms. It is made out of alcohol needles, acetone plates, or benzene prisms. Like Ergometrine, this drug is also an ergot alkaloid that works as a vasoconstrictor.
If swallowed, inhaled, or in contact with skin, it is considered as toxic. It might even harm unborn child. If you’re exposed to this chemical for a prolonged time, it might cause damage to your organs.
Other Chemicals Controlled by PDEA
Here are other list of chemicals controlled by PDEA :
- Lysergic acid
- Phenylacetic acid
- Potassium permanganate
That’s the list of chemicals controlled by PDEA. Being scared isn’t necessary. Of course we shouldn’t be scared of what can’t even breathe. It’s a thing, not a living creature. But, we shouldn’t be silly enough that we are controlled and tricked by those things. We human, are the one who’s supposed to be in charge. We’re the one who made those things, we should be the one who take advantages of what we made.
Then, we should use them safely, so that they won’t hurt or harm us in a way that we wouldn’t even want to imagine. Don’t act recklessly when you’re working with chemicals. They can be both blessing and curse. You’re the one who can decide how they’ll be for you.