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Petrochemical - Wikipedia


Petrochemicals, also called petroleum distillates, are chemical products derived from petroleum ... Olefins are the basis for polymers and oligomers used in plastics, resins, fibers, elastomers, lub...

Pharmaceutical drugs are made from petrochemicals ...


Pharmaceutical drugs are made from petrochemicals, which are derived from ... Petrochemicals are used to make thousands of products--from television parts to  ...

Petrochemicals in Healthcare - Business in India - Maps of India


Dec 23, 2011 ... Acetylsalicylic acid is made from petrochemicals. Oil was previously used in the form of a medicine about one or two thousand years back.

Oil used in medicines - Paleontological Research Institution


Some medicines, such as penicillin, are made by organisms, but most are manufactured from chemicals, and many of these are made from petroleum products.

Eight ways that modern medicine is oil dependent – Resilience


Jul 26, 2006 ... Most of our modern medical system is oil-dependent, just like the ... Many items used in modern medicine contain petrochemical derivatives.

Orion Magazine | Medicine After Oil


Processed plastics made with oil are used in heart valves and other esoteric medical equipment. Petrochemicals are used in radiological dyes and films, ...

How Exactly Are Drugs Made From Petroleum? - Straight Dope Message ...


Also tar made from petroleum is used in topical medications for psoriasis. Or are you .... "All synthetic petrochemicals are poison," yadda yadda.



They include chemicals to make paint for cars, plastic for computers, and ... The elements that make up salt – sodium and chlorine – are used to make paint, ... The pharmaceutical industry creates thousands of medicines to help prevent and  ...

petrochemical | chemical compound | Britannica.com


Sep 12, 2008 ... In the strictest sense, any of a large group of chemicals (as distinct from fuels) ... drugs, fertilizers, pesticides, explosives, synthetic fibres and rubbers, paints, ... Butadiene is used in making synthetic rubber, carpet fibres, paper ...

Petroleum Scarcity and Health Care Provision - Stanford University


Dec 12, 2012 ... The petroleum inputs in pharmaceutical drugs represent a small fraction of ... use, however, petrochemical based precursors are used to make ...