CHEMICALS By: Marie L. , Kristen L., Nick B., & Robb H.

The chemicals released at Trinity are Xylene and Asbestos.
Some diseases you can get are Mesothelioma and Asbestosis.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xylene
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asbestos
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesothelioma
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asbestosis






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This is a picture of Asbestos.
Fibrous asbestos on muscovite
Fibrous asbestos on muscovite






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This is picture of Asbestosis.






Here is some quick info on Asbestos- Asbestos is composed of minerals, known since antiquity, with long, thin fibrous crystals. The word "asbestos" is derived from a Greek adjective meaning inextinguishable. The Greeks termed asbestos the "miracle mineral" because of its soft and pliant properties, as well as its ability to withstand heat.

Here is some quick info on Xylene-The term xylene r to a group of three benzene derivatives which are used as a solvent and in the printing, rubber, and leather industries. Xylene is a colorless, sweet-smelling liquid that is very flammable. Like other solvents, xylene is also used as an inhalant drug for its intoxicating properties.

Here is some quick info on Asbestosis-Asbestosis is a chronic inflammatory medical condition affecting the parenchymal tissue of the lungs. It occurs after long-term, heavy exposure to asbestos, e.g. in mining, and is therefore regarded as an occupational lung disease. Sufferers have severe dyspnea (shortness of breath) and are at an increased risk regarding several different types of lung cancer.

Here is some quick info on Mesothelioma-Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that is almost always caused by previous exposure to asbestos.[1] In this disease, malignant cells develop in the mesothelium, a protective lining that covers most of the body's internal organs. Its most common site is the pleura (outer lining of the lungs and chest cavity), but it may also occur in the peritoneum (the lining of the abdominal cavity) or the pericardium (a sac that surrounds the heart).



Check out this table about Xylene.
Xylenes and Its Isomers
General
Common name
Xylenes
o-Xylene
m-Xylene
p-Xylene
Systematic name
Dimethylbenzenes
1,2-Dimethylbenzene
1,3-Dimethylbenzene
1,4-Dimethylbenzene
Other names
Xylols
o-Xylol;
Orthoxylene
m-Xylol;
Metaxylene
p-Xylol;
Paraxylene
Molecular formula
C8H10 (C6H4C2H6)
SMILES

Cc1c(C)cccc1
Cc1cc(C)ccc1
Cc1ccc(C)cc1
Molar mass
106.16 g/mol
Appearance
clear, colorless liquid
CAS number
[1330-20-7]
[95-47-6]
[108-38-3]
[106-42-3]
Properties
Density and phase
0.864 g/mL, liquid
0.88 g/mL, liquid
0.86 g/mL, liquid
0.86 g/mL, liquid
Solubility in water
practically insoluble
Soluble in non-polar solvents such as aromatic hydrocarbons
Melting point
-47.4°C (-53.3°F; 226 K)
−25°C (-13°F; 248 K)
−48°C (-54.4°F; 225 K)
13°C (55.4°F; 286 K)
Boiling point
138.5°C (281.3°F; 412 K)
144°C (291.2°F; 417 K)
139°C (282.2°F; 412 K)
138°C (280.4°F; 411 K)
Viscosity

.812 cP at 20 °C (68 °F)
.62 cP at 20 °C (68 °F)
.34 cP at 30 °C (86 °F)
Hazards
MSDS
Xylenes
//o//-Xylene
//m//-Xylene
//p//-Xylene
EU Classification
Harmful (Xn)
NFPA 704
320
Flash point
24 °C (75 °F)
17 °C (63 °F)
25 °C (77 °F)
25 °C (77 °F)
R/S statement
R10, R20/21, R38: (S2), S25
RTECS number

ZE2450000
ZE2275000
ZE2625000
Supplementary data page
Structure & properties
//n//, //εr//, etc.
Thermodynamic data
Phase behaviour
Solid, liquid, gas
Spectral data
UV, IR, NMR, MS
Related compounds
Related aromatic
hydrocarbons
toluene, mesitylene, benzene, ethylbenzene
Related compounds
xylenols - types of phenols