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How oil is used in our everyday life

Hydrocarbons are a source of energy for the modern world and also a resource for the manufacture of multiple materials that make our lives easier. Here are some of the petroleum products we use in our daily lives.

  • Toothpastes are produced from ethylene and propylene that are derived from petroleum.
  • Cosmetics contain paraffin, derived from petroleum.
  • Chewing gum is soft due to the use of petroleum derivatives.
  • Deodorant contains petroleum-derived propylene glycol.
  • In health, oil is essential in life, since aspirins, serum bags, catheters and probes derive from it.
  • The domestic gas we use in our homes is also a petroleum derivative.
  • Plastics, rubbers and textile fiber.
  • Oil provides us with primary energy to produce electricity.
  • Life jackets are made of polyethylene that is derived from petroleum.
  • Gasoline, oils, engine lubricants.
  • Fishing nets are made with polyethylene and propylene derived from petroleum.

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