9 million in China without WATER
Nearly 9 tonnes of aniline leaked by a chemical plant in north China’s Shanxi Province have ended up in the Zhuozhang River, affecting a downstream city in neighboring Hebei Province, local authorities said Sunday.
leaking of nearly 9 tons of the chemical aniline into the river.
Aniline is toxic by inhalation of the vapour, ingestion, or percutaneous absorption. The IARC lists it in Group 3 (not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans) due to the limited and contradictory data available. The early manufacture of aniline resulted in increased incidents of bladder cancer, but these effects are now attributed to naphthylamines, not anilines.