Many of you may know that chlorine is used in swimming pools, and to keep our water safe to drink. But chlorine has many other important uses as well. It is a "building block" in thousands of products: medicines, plastics, other chemicals, paper products, etc.

Chlorine is used to manufacture each of the following products. Which have you used recently? Circle the products you have used or seen used at school in the past week.

Take this sheet home. Check the products you have used at home in the past week. Ask your parents, or an adult at home, to look over your answers. Add items to the list if you can.

tents

awnings

luggage

seat covers

golf bags

bicycle seats

nylon

floor coverings

wallpaper

camera film

insulation

baby strollers

air conditioners

car bumpers

fabric dye

perfume

deodorants

drain cleaners

household bleach

toothpastes

paint removers 

dry cleaning

adhesives

cosmetics

sleeping bags

electronic parts

shoes

toys

adhesive bags

erasers

oil additives

fungicides

soft drink bottles

fire extinguishers

PVC pipe

detergents

fire resistant fabrics

fishing poles & line

handbags & purses

prescription drugs

gelatin

flash bulbs

fireworks

hair permanents

toothbrushes

furniture fabrics

pen tips

soft drinks

automobile tires

garden hose

newspaper

guitar strings

baby cribs

compact discs

boats

shower stalls

spot removers

leather processing

circuit boards

dental cements

coffee filters

notebook paper

paper towels

seat cushions

paint

platic bottles

household glue

anesthetic

refrigerators

upholstery

exercise equipment

polyester fabric

umbrellas

window screens

telephones

gasoline

semiconductors

mirrors

food additives

brushes

camera cases

photographs

vitamins

jogging shoes

tennis shoes

boat sails

antifreeze

tennis racket strings

caulks and sealants

card tables & chairs

paper & plastic bags

watch straps

wallets

raincoats

audiotape

sunscreen

weed killers

computer parts

power tool parts

 

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