Rohm & Haas Company
Most industries remain dependent on hazardous substances

Second of two partsTo a chemist, chlorine is the perfect compound.Easily combining with other elements and molecules, chlorine is transformed into new classes of chemicals with an endless array of uses. It disinfects water, cleans clothes, kills bugs, degreases metals, bleaches paper. It has long been vital to the synthesis of plastics, drugs, microchips and many other products around the globe.But to environmental scientists, chlorine is a perfect nightmare. --------------------FOR THE RECORD:"Green" chemistry: An article in the A Section on Friday's about the limitations of more environmentally friendly "green chemistry" said chlorine was a compound; it is an element. —---------...