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Union Carbide

Overview


Union Carbide is one of the oldest chemical and polymer manufacturers in the United States and currently employs more than 3,800 employees. In the 1920s, Union developed a way to make ethylene from natural gas thus giving birth to the modern petrochemical industry.

Union's chemicals are used in paints, packaging, household products, wire and cables, and many more products.

Toxicological Perspective


Union produces Chemicals List, so its toxicological perspective is self evident. However, it is most well known outside the chemical producing world, because of the Bhopal Disaster. In 1984, a leak of methyl isocanyte in a carboryl producing plant operated by a Union subsidiary caused the death of 15,000 people and injured 150,000-600,000.

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