25 Things you didn't know were made with Natural Gas

Friday, May 01, 2015

It’s no secret that there’s a political campaign underway in the United States to ban fracking, a technology that has unlocked enormous supplies of natural gas. Critics claim that we can stop using natural gas, and instead rely on wind and solar. There are big problems with that, but it also ignores a pretty important fact: there are tons of products in our everyday lives that are made from natural gas. As it turns out, natural gas is an important building block for manufacturing, allowing the creation of everything from plastics to medicine. Here are 25 of those products.

 

1. A Doctor’s vitamin capsule and pharmaceuticals

 

 

2. A businessman’s cellphone

 

3.  Military parachutes

 

4. Safety glasses for assembly line workers

 

5. The tires for police cars

 

 

6.  Toothpaste and toothbrushes for your child’s teeth

 

 

7.  A fisherman’s fishing rod and life vest

 

 

 

8.  Guitar strings

 

 

9. The family refrigerator

 

 

10. Artificial limbs for amputees

 

11. Dallas Cowboys' football cleats and helmets  

 

 

12.  An artist’s paintbrush

 

13. Farmer’s insecticide & fertilizer

 

14. A retired person’s dentures

 

 

15. Truckdriver’s tires

 

 

16. Baby camera monitors

 

 

17. A child’s bandage

 

18. The tent and insect repellent for a family’s camping trip

 

 

19. A kindergarten class’s crayons

 

 

20. A golfer’s golf ball

 

21. A plumber’s water pipes

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22. Allergy medication

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23. Mom’s perfume and lipstick

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24. Craftsman’s tool rack

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25. Cortisone for autoimmune disorders

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