In response, the TUC has published a guide to diesel exhaust that highlights the practical and simple steps that employers can take to protect their workers. TUC news release and Diesel exhaust in the workplace: A TUC guide for trade union activistsOctober
Bromine Dow was founded in by chemist Herbert Henry Dowwho invented a new method of extracting the bromine that was trapped underground in brine at Midland, Michigan. Early in the company's history, a group of British manufacturers tried to drive Dow out of the bleach business by cutting prices.
Instead of competing directly for market share with the German producers, Dow bought the cheap German-made bromides and shipped them back to Europe. This undercut his German competitors.
Within twenty years, Dow had become a major producer of agricultural chemicals, elemental chlorinephenol and other dyestuffsand magnesium metal. Dow produced magnesium for incendiary flares, monochlorobenzene and phenol for explosives, and bromine for medicines and tear gas. By90 percent of Dow Chemical production was geared towards the war effort.
The Dowmetal pistons were used heavily in racing vehicles, and the winner of the Indianapolis used the Dowmetal pistons in his vehicle. Its first plastic products were ethylcellulosemade inand polystyrenemade in Diversification and expansion[ edit ] From toDow built its first plant at Freeport, Texasin order to produce magnesium extracted from seawater rather than underground brine.
The site grew quickly — with power, chlorine, caustic soda and ethylene also soon in production. Also during the war, Dow and Corning began their joint venture, Dow Corningto produce silicones for military and, later, civilian use.
The "Ethyl-Dow Chemical Co. Based largely on its growing plastics business, Dow opened a consumer products division beginning with Saran wrap in Rocky Flats was a nuclear weapons production facility that produced plutonium triggers for hydrogen bombs.
Rocky Flats Plant Contamination from fires and radioactive waste leakage plagued the facility under Dow's management. In a fire burned plutonium dust in the facility and sent radioactive particles into the atmosphere. Innearby residents filed a class action lawsuit against Dow and Rockwell for environmental contamination of the area; the case was litigated in federal court.
Dow was one of several manufacturers who began producing the napalm B compound under government contract from After experiencing protests and negative publicity, the other suppliers discontinued manufacturing the product, leaving Dow as the sole provider.
The company said that it carefully considered its position, and decided, as a matter of principle, "its first obligation was to the government". The lawsuit was dismissed. Ina chemical plant in Nitro experienced an explosion that damaged a tank containing 2,4,5-T, one of the composites that is used in the production of Agent Orange.
On October 6,all such cases pending in the District Court against the company were dismissed. A number of large, independent reviews of the scientific literature, including the Institute of Medicine in the United Stateshave subsequently found that silicone breast implants do not cause breast cancers or any identifiable systemic disease.
Bhopal disaster Union Carbide became a subsidiary of Dow Chemical in A gas cloud containing methyl isocyanate and other chemicals spread to the neighborhoods near the plant where more than half a million people were exposed to it.
More than 27 years after the event, the actual number of fatalities is still unknown. Others estimate 3, died within weeks and another 8, have since died from gas-related diseases. There are wide variations in the estimated number of individuals permanently disabled by the event.
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