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



22. Allergy medication



23. Mom’s perfume and lipstick



24. Craftsman’s tool rack



25. Cortisone for autoimmune disorders