We are all very well aware about the pollution status of the world and the causes and impacts the pollution is having on our health and the environment. But, are we aware of the type of pollution which escapes undetectably and has a major contribution to serious environmental problems like Climate Change and Global Warming? Well, yes there is such type of pollution and these which escape undetectably are called as Fugitive emissions or Fugitive gases.
Fugitive emissions can be a real threat to human health, safety and environment. The following consequences could result from Fugitive emissions if they are not monitored and regulated. • Immediate threat to human health – Breathing of toxic gases like Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) could lead to headaches, fatigue, visual disorders, memory impairment, etc. • Increased risks of accidents and explosion • Global warming, climate change and other environmental problems • Economic loss through lost commodities Imagine how treacherous it would be working in such workplace/industries/plants where pollutants like fugitive emissions are released into the environment. An example to this case is Bhopal Gas Tragedy I hope you can now get a clear idea why it is necessary to monitor and curb Fugitive Emissions.