When tyres are burned, toxic chemicals such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter are released into the atmosphere. These pollutants can cause serious respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, which could eventually lead to death. Furthermore, tire burning emits carcinogenic compounds such as dioxins and furans, People who have been unintentionally exposed to large amounts of these chemicals have developed a skin condition called chloracne, liver problems, and elevated blood lipids (fats). (National biomonitoring program, CDC, 2017)
Tire combustion also releases heavy metals such as lead, chromium, and zinc, which can contaminate soil and water and have devastating effects on the environment and human health.
Humans are particularly vulnerable to the smoke produced by burning tires. It may irritate the eyes, nose, and throat as well as cause headaches and even result in lung cancer. Additionally, the smoke contributes to the development of smog which can lower air quality and visibility.
Recycling tires is one of the best ways to protect our environment from the hazardous chemicals released by burning them. By repurposing tires into useful products, we can help reduce waste and conserve resources. Products such as rubber tiles, door mats, playground surfaces, planters, rubber mats and sculptures can all be made from recycled tires. To find out more about the great range of recycled tire products available, check out De'Dzines' website (http://www.dedzines.com). Through tire recycling, we can help reduce pollution, conserve resources, and contribute to a healthier planet.
Utilizing alternative fuels recycled from tires such as bio-diesel is another option which can be used to carry out industrial processes. By doing this, you may be able to lower the pollution produced by burning tires.
Finally, Governments and industries can help reduce the number of waste tires by encouraging people to use tires with longer life spans and reducing the number of tires produced each year. Longer-lasting tires reduce the need for frequent replacements, resulting in fewer waste tires. Putting up government policies that limit the number of tires produced each year will reduce the overall amount of waste tires generated. Such measures create a more sustainable environment, as well as reduce the cost of tire disposal.
By implementing these solutions, we can help reduce the effects of burning tyres and protect both the environment and the health of humans.