Hazardous substances are used for various purposes in various fields like agriculture, medicine and industries dealing with metals. Some of the examples are given below.
- Heavy metals like mercury, lead, cadmium.
- Pesticides which are used in agricultural fields
- Petroleum products
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What is considered a hazardous substance?
Any chemical, biological, or radiological material that has the potential to harm the environment, animals or humans are considered as a hazardous substance.
What are the 5 types of hazards?
How do you dispose off hazardous substances?
- Underground Disposal
- Dumping at Sea, this method is regulated.
- Making use of specially designed landfills.
The above details would help candidates preparing for UPSC 2020