Chemical plant disasters are more serious than many people realize, according to a new study.
The study by researchers at the University of California, Davis and the California Institute of Technology found that there are around 10 times more deaths from chemical plant spills than accidents caused by fires.
The report, “The Chemical Industry’s Worst-Case Scenario,” is the latest in a string of studies that have focused on the risk of chemical accidents to human health and the environment.
The findings, which will be presented Tuesday at the American Chemical Society annual meeting in Houston, came from a study of more than 5,000 incidents involving over 400,000 gallons of chemical and chemical related materials from more than 200 U.S. chemical plants, according the authors.
The most common cause of plant-related deaths was accidental suffocation, with more than half of the deaths resulting from drowning, according a news release from the authors, who are based at the university.
The chemical industry was found to have the highest accident rates in the nation, with about a quarter of all deaths related to chemical plant leaks, the study found.
The problem of accidental deaths is particularly worrisome, because it can cause long-term damage to the environment, the authors said.
A majority of deaths were from chemical burns, where chemicals are used to burn vegetation, including crops, animals and plants.
A third of deaths occurred from chemical spills and fires, where the gases released by the breakdown of organic materials cause injuries and death.
The researchers found that most of the chemical plant deaths were caused by unintentional injuries and that the average time between incidents was about three weeks.
The vast majority of these accidents involved fires, which are the largest cause of chemical spill deaths, according in the report.
A typical chemical plant spill involved an estimated $100 million in damages to the U., S. economy and the global economy, according and the U-M Center for Environmental Health study.
That was about one-third of the estimated $500 billion in direct and indirect costs of chemicals released into the environment in 2015, according that report.
The authors said that the high accident rate in chemical plant incidents was in contrast to the much lower numbers of people who died during fires and accidents caused through natural disasters, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and floods.
The more we use these chemicals and our understanding of how to manage them, the greater the risk we face.” “
We need to be more careful in the use of these chemicals, because we are not as smart as we could be.
The more we use these chemicals and our understanding of how to manage them, the greater the risk we face.”
The study, which was conducted over the past 15 years, looked at accident rates by type of chemical released, type of fire, type and location of the plant, and the number of deaths that were associated with a chemical spill.
The results were analyzed by a team of scientists at the California Department of Public Health, the U.-M Center and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
It found that more than 75% of deaths involved a chemical leak or fire.
The largest number of accidental accidents occurred when chemicals are burned, and most of these were in facilities that produce chemicals used for the production of household goods and food, the researchers found.
Satter and his colleagues studied incidents that occurred in California in 2008, 2011 and 2012, when fires caused the largest number a deaths.
The two years in question were among the deadliest in the state’s history.
They were also among the most dangerous because they resulted in more deaths than any other type of accident.
In 2008, for example, the number who died in accidents caused natural disasters totaled nearly 5,300, or more than 20 times the number in accidents resulting from fires.
During that same period, the rate of deaths related a chemical plant accident in California was about 6.2 deaths per 100,000 people.
During the same time period, natural disasters accounted for about 14% of all accidents in the country, according Satter.
In contrast, the percentage of accidental accidental deaths that involved natural disasters in 2012 was 0.9% in the U., S. and the state of California.
About 6% of accidental fatalities were due to fires and 1.6% were caused when chemicals were spilled, according data from the U of M. But in those two years, the state had just one natural disaster and only one chemical plant leak.
During those years, about 17,000 accidents occurred in the region, which included the San Joaquin Valley, Sonoma and Napa Valley, and much of the region had no natural disasters.
The area around San Francisco and San Diego counties experienced more than 100 natural disasters and the Bay Area had more than 6,000 natural disasters recorded, the report said.
In 2012, the year that the worst fires in the area