What Products are Made from Petrochemicals?

oilWhat products are made from petrochemicals?

The National Petroleum and Refiners Association Tells Us

From their site: Products Made from Petrochemicals include plastics, soaps, detergents, solvents (such as paint thinner), paints, drugs, fertilizer, pesticides, explosives, synthetic fibers and rubbers, and flooring and insulating materials. Petrochemicals are found in such common products as aspirin, cars, clothing, compact discs, video tapes, electronic equipment, furniture, and much more.

Much, much more indeed.  Open a chart to see the whole, mind-bending list here.

Mouthwash?  Diapers?  Pharmaceuticals? Additives and animal feeds?

Come on, isn’t that going too far?  Slather your body in petrochemicals? (Suntan lotion)  How about slathering it on your infant?  Well, what do you think is in those detergents making people get rashes and breathing problems?  You breathe it in 24/7 if you’re using a laundry detergent or fabric softener made from petrochemicals.  Can’t sleep?  Wonder what’s in your sheets next to your face while you’re in bed?

Also, it wouldn’t hurt to spend a minute looking at their petrochemical glossary to see which ingredients to avoid.

I’d love to hear which of the products listed in the chart were surprises to you.

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3 Responses to What Products are Made from Petrochemicals?

  1. wish these over zealous companies see what their doing to us & rebuild with rubber reinforced safety glassed solar panels inbuilt domed into homes so all made of one instead of the zillions of products see rampaging our god given freely given planet to stop all these horrendous looking rubbled towns streets transports of late…….!!!!

    so scary watching news as daily blasts out the injured maimed dead of how many families as try & make a go of living on in earths atmosphere…..

    which is plastered with toxic fumes pestisides cruel makes of concrete bases through s&n then steel mades through poulister & co then synergy with electric wired poles then alinta with gases cruel in piped corrosives corroding our planets……..???!!!

    WHY WHY WHY WHEN HOW LONG AGO LEFT MSGS WITH HOW MANY govt companies BUT EACH DAY STILL SEE HOW NOT TO LOOK AFTER THE PLANET….?????

    YOURS IN DISBELIEF @ HOW WE’RE LEFT IN GRIM GRIME WHILE EARTH FAUNA LEFT OFF ANY AGENDA IN GETTING WELL FROM WHAT man kind can DISH @ IT……..!!!

    sure getting fed up with the tyrrants as keep blasting us with day in day outs…… with no repreive for rest of society

  2. Elaine says:

    Petrochemicals give my skin rashes and eczema. They also cause my multiple chemical sensitivity reactions. This article that you wrote sheds some light on why I react to SO MANY things.
    I really wonder exactly what it will take for people to change…

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