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The world’s largest company, Dow Chemical, recently announced that it would stop using a disinfectant in its global production and supply chain.
The company says that it’s using a chemical called phenylchloroethane, which is cheaper than its more expensive competitors.
While Dow’s decision is a welcome one, its actions aren’t the first time the chemical has been used to make water.
In fact, in 2013, Dow’s own chemicals were found to be causing health issues in hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.
It’s not just Dow Chemical who has used the chemical to clean up its water supply.
In April 2016, German chemical giant Bayer bought a chemical company called Procter & Gamble that had been testing the use of phenyl chloroethanol, a chemical commonly used in household cleaning products.
In the process of testing the chemicals, the company also found the presence of a carcinogen called benzene.
According to the EPA, this benzene is “a known carcinogen, and it can cause tumors and other diseases”.
In 2018, China’s biggest water purifying company, China Daily, announced that they would stop buying from the chemical company.
In a statement, the news outlet noted that the company had “not yet determined the exact reasons for the decision”.
In 2017, Chinese state media reported that a man who had died from benzene exposure had died due to drinking water contaminated with phenyl cyanide.
The man was found in his home after he had tested positive for the poison.
A Chinese court ruled in 2018 that phenyl chloride could be used in drinking water as long as it’s not harmful to human health.
The court ruled that the substance’s “naturally occurring chemical properties” were sufficient to be used as a disinfecting agent.
In 2014, it was revealed that the chemical chemical used in the US-based company Dow Chemical’s own drinking water was found to contain benzene, a known carcinogenic substance.
China’s largest water purifiers also recently made a decision to stop using phenyl thiocyanate, a compound commonly used as an additive in household cleaners and water purification systems.
China Daily said that they “cannot use the chemical anymore”.
The chemical also makes its way into other parts of the world, including the United States, where it is used to clean air, water and soil.
Dow Chemical has since acknowledged that its Phenylchlorosilane (PCS) is no longer used in its production and supplies in the United Kingdom.
In 2019, the European Union banned the use in drinking or cooking water of phenol chlorate, which was a chemical used to treat and treat the skin and body.
The chemicals is a known cancer-causing agent and is not approved by the EU for use in water purifications.
China is the biggest producer of phenols worldwide, but the US has also banned the chemical.
In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that “as of 2018, only 2% of China’s phenol-treated wastewater was free of phenolic compounds”.