Pros And Cons Of Chemical Products

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The 20th century brought an explosion of new chemical products for consumers. Chemicals bring about benefits upon which modern society is entirely dependent. From 1 million tons in 1930 to several hundreds of million tons today, the global production of chemicals has a significant increase. The chemical industry continuously converts raw materials, such as oil, natural gas, air, water, metals, and minerals into thousands of different products. Chemical products are used at work or even at home every day such as cleaning chemical liquids, fertilizers, paint, and fuels. These chemical products are beneficial to anyone as it offers a variety of application that is valued by its users. Chemical products commonly found at homes such as detergents and dishwashing liquids have been claimed to have different formulations which were improved by the chemical industry in terms of their application and safety to its users. Despite the benefits they offer, they also have harmful effects that can put one’s life in danger. Chemical products were defined by Wallstrom, M. (n.d): Chemical products are a blessing and a curse. Just as we keep the benefits of chemicals in our life, we must also…show more content…
A growing number of potentially harmful chemicals have been incorporated into an expanding range of domestic household products and are sold worldwide (Glegg & Richards, 2007). Potentially dangerous chemicals can be found everywhere especially in chemical products at home. Household chemical products differ in the type of health hazard they pose to anyone. Some cause acute, or immediate, hazards such as skin or respiratory irritation, redness of eyes, or chemical burns, while others are associated with chronic, or long-term, effects such respiratory
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