What 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.