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Resource ID: #18223
Subject: Chemicals
Source: Technology Review
Date: January


Technology Review reports on critics of chlorine, who say that chlorinated pesticides, solvents, plastics and water may be harming people and the environment. Chlorine is used in about 15,000 products, with an estimated $71 billion in annual sales, the review reports. Because chlorine by-products breakdown very slowly, they linger in the environment for years. The controversy continues to rage through legislatures and corporate boardrooms.

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