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A breath of not-so-fresh air.
It smells of burnt fat—and not the tasty bacon kind. This colorless, unpleasant-smelling liquid is used to make acrylic acids, kill bacteria, microorganisms and slime, and, of course, make chemical weapons.
This chemical, usually combined with sulfur and metals, can be found in car batteries and ammunition. It’s also deadly effective in bug sprays. Sounds appealing, right?
Don’t be fooled by its almond-like odor. This colorless-to-yellow liquid can be found in flavorings and fragrances in food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and soap—but it also has a sinister side.
Naturally present in rocks and soil, this chemical is the same stuff you find in batteries. Cadmium compounds are also used to color glass and stabilize plastic. And cadmium telluride is used to make solar panels—just the kind of stuff you want to put in your body.
This metal can boast a lot of first places: first metal to be smelt from its ore, first metal to be cast into shape and first metal to be mixed with another to create bronze. But compounds of this first-place metal are used in bacteriostatic agents (which prevent bacteria from reproducing), fungicides and wood preservatives.
This colorless, naturally occurring chemical can be very flammable and absolutely stinks. Formaldehyde is found in wood, insulation, household products and fertilizers—and it makes a great embalming fluid.
Yes, as in lead poisoning. They don’t even use lead in gasoline anymore. Although it is still used in batteries, bullets and building construction—and, most important, as a radiation shield.
With a buttery scent that’s not the safest to inhale, diacetyl was found to be too harmful and was replaced with pentanedione—a substance in varnishes and paints. This one will definitely do a number on the lungs.
Rubidium reacts pretty violently with water and ignites from humidity in the air, but is best known for turning fireworks purple. Scientists handle this toxic element with care.