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This is the house that we built using products made from chlorine chemistry in Louisiana! As you go from page to page through the house, move the mouse over the stars to see what products are made using chlorine chemistry.

 

How to read this book?

This is a book of discovery! Turn pages using the arrows on the outside of each page or click on the book corners. On each new page, discover a variety of ways that Solutions Through Science is applied to the rooms, equipment and furnishings of the house by hovering your mouse over the items.

 

Solutions Through Science

is a partnership of chlorine and chlor-alkali producers and users in Louisiana. STS works closely with the Louisiana Chemical Association and the American Chemistry Council's Chlorine Chemistry Division. Our companies manufacture and use the chlorine that goes into every day products in your home.

 

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Solar Panels

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Toy Airplanes

Vinyl airplanes are durable – they fly high in the sky because they are lightweight. A favorite toy for summer days!

Siding

Because of its low cost, durability and low toxicity, vinyl is one of the most popular building materials. More than 60 percent of all vinyl manufactured is used to make siding, shutters, windows, gutters, plumbing pipes and other construction products.

Garden Gloves

Garden gloves are made using chlorine chemistry. They keep your hands protected while you garden and are typically stored outside and thus withstand the elements.

Downspouts

Vinyl downspouts are durable! They hold up in tough conditions without rusting, warping or splitting.

Mailbox

Mailboxes made of vinyl are tough enough to withstand the harshest weather and keep your mail dry. They won’t chip or peel, so you won’t have to worry about painting or replacing them!

Pesticides

Chlorine chemistry helps you keep your family safe and your yard free from bugs, flies and other unwanted insects.

Garden Hose

Garden hoses made of vinyl are strong enough to be dragged around a garden and tough enough to withstand neighborhood foot traffic, bicycles and cars running over them. All the while, it safely delivers water to your yard and garden!

Cement

Caustic soda, a byproduct of chlorine, is used to make the cement on your front steps.

Decking

Decking made of vinyl is durable and stands up to the harshest weather conditions.

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Welcome!

Solutions Through Science's member companies manufacture and use the chlorine that goes into the products you want, need, buy, and use. From the bathroom to the living room; from kitchen appliances to computers; and from the garden to the garage; learn how many ways chlorine chemistry improves your daily life.

Take a look around our house to see how many products made from chlorine chemistry you use every day.


Front and Left Side of House

We begin with a few things you'll find before you step inside the home - and a couple things you might find on the roof!

Inside the House:

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Right Side and Rear of House

Here we find that even the roof itself is often constructed with products using chlorine chemistry! And as we explore a little further we find that in today's modern home many of the items that we use every day are as well.

Hover your mouse over the stars to learn more about the various chlorine products:

  • Frisbee
  • Window frames and shutters
  • Fencing, gutters and lawn furniture
  • Safety helmets and skateboards
  • Pet supplies, and so much more!

Then continue through the book and into the house to discover everything beneath the stars!


Hey Kids - Want to Build the House?

We've made it easy for you and fun too! Click on the links below to download a copy of the house that you can cut out and glue together:

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Shingles

Shingles made of vinyl are inexpensive and come in many different colors, so they look great on any home!

Flying discs

Flying discs are lightweight and fun in the louisiana summer just dont get them stuck on the roof!

Downspouts

Downspouts made of vinyl are durable! They hold up in tough conditions without rusting, warping or splitting.

Gutters

Vinyl gutters are lightweight and inexpensive, which makes them an economical choice for your house!

Windows

Windows made of vinyl can cut your energy bills! Vinyl windows save energy and improve comfort because vinyl does not conduct heat and cold the way aluminum does.

Shutters

Shutters made of vinyl are less expensive to install and come in lots of colors!

Umbrellas

Umbrellas are durable and can stand up to a blazing Louisiana sun perfect for a summer picnic!

Safety Helmets

Safety helmets are a choice product for childrens outdoor activities. They are lightweight, secure and tough enough to protect your child from an unexpected fall!

Garbage Cans

Garbage cans are made using chlorine chemistry, are durable and withstand the test of time.

Fencing

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Lawn Furniture

Lawn furniture is lightweight, inexpensive and the perfect way to lounge outside on a summer day.

Pet Bowls

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Skateboards

Skateboards are made using chlorine chemistry. They are durable too!

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Wall Covering

Vinyl wall coverings are stronger and easier to clean than alternative coverings like papers and linens - and they come in a variety of patterns and colors!

Toys

Toys are made using chlorine chemistry. They are safe and hard-wearing, keeping your children occupied for hours.

Gaming Consoles

Gaming consoles are made using chlorine chemistry.

DVDs and CDs

Chlorine chemistry is used to make DVDs and CDs, and the video games your child plays on the game system.

Cell phones

The outer cases of cell phones are made using chlorine chemistry. They are tough so as to protect the inner parts of the phone.

Upholstery

Vinyl upholstery is less expensive and easier to clean than many materials - it's perfect for an active family!

Carpet Backing

The backing on your living room carpet is durable enough to withstand the heavy foot traffic of an active family household.

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Paint

Chlorine is used to make moisture-resistant paint and provides a protective coating for walls.

Bleach

Chlorine bleach helps you do everything from getting your whiter clothes white to cleaning your kitchen floor. An all-purpose cleaner that has so many uses!

Plastic Wrap

Plastic wrap helps you keep your sandwiches fresh for lunch, helps you reheat in the microwave, and keeps your leftovers fresh for days!  It even comes in different colors so you can distinguish one dish from another.

Cookware

Chlorine is used to make moisture-resistant paint and provides a protective coating for walls.

Safe Drinking Water

Drink up! Chlorine makes the water in your kitchen safe for drinking, cooking meals, washing the dishes and wiping the dinner table.

Telephones

Vinyl wire coverings protect the wires on your telephone so you can count on reliable phone service.

PVC Pipe

PVC pipe resists fire and breakage, and rarely has to be replaced. A long-lasting value for your home!

Appliances

PVC is everywhere in your kitchen – look at the shelves in your refrigerator, the rack in your dishwasher, and the agitator indoor washing machine.

Cleaning Supplies

Chlorine-based cleaning supplies help keep your kitchen clean so you can safely cook and eat dinner with your family.

Flooring

Unlike wood and carpeted floors, low-maintenance vinyl floor covering does not trap dirt or dust, which is especially helpful for anyone with allergies.

Housewares

You can find housewares all around your home – look at the wastebaskets and re-sealable food containers in the kitchen, the shower curtain in the bathroom and the garden hose in the backyard.

Paint

Chlorine is used to make moisture-resistant paint and provides a protective coating for walls.

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Paint

With chlorine chemistry, you can be sure the paint you use in your home is going to last - it is durable enough to withstand the wear and tear of family activities.

Medications

About 85 percent of all of todays medicines - prescription and over-the-counter - contain or are made using chlorine.

Small Appliances

From hair dryers and curling irons to toasters and microwave ovens, vinyl wire coverings make your small appliances safer from fire and electric shock.

Bedspreads

Vinyl fibers make your bedspread and mattress safer, as they are more resistant to fire and heat damage.

Tub surrounds

Tub surrounds are often made of vinyl, which is water-proof and protects your outer walls from water damage.

Cosmetics

Chlorine helps your appearance throughout the day, as it is an essential ingredient in deodorants and cosmetics.

Bath Tissue

Paper products - from tissues to toilet paper - are cleaner and softer thanks to chlorine.

Shower Curtains

Shower curtains are durable, inexpensive and available in lots of colors and patterns!

Drinking Water

Chlorine makes the water in your bathroom safe for brushing your teeth, washing your face, or taking a nice long soak in the bathtub.

PVC Pipe

PVC pipe safely delivers water to your kitchen sink, your shower, your washing machine and your backyard garden hose. It's also trusted to carry wastes away from your home for disposal in a sanitary fashion.

Flooring

Vinyl flooring is easy to clean and is the ideal choice for residential kitchens and bathrooms.

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Insulation

Insulation helps keep those energy costs from going through the roof!

Wiring and Cable

Wiring and cables are coated with protective, flexible, flame-retardant vinyl.

Rocket Fuel

Chlorine chemistry helps power the rockets that send the astronauts into outer space!

Computers

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Paper

With the help of chlorine bleaching, the paper you write on or print your homework on is clean and bright. High-quality white paper can also be easily recycled into new products!

Housewares

Vinyl housewares like wastebaskets are durable and inexpensive.

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Power Tools

Chlorine is used in power tool housings and electronic parts.

Caulk

Sealant and caulking materials are made using chlorine.

Belts and Hoses

Chlorine is used to make the belts and hoses under the hood of your car!

Additives and Fluids

Chlorine chemistry is used in additives and transmission fluids to help your car run cleaner and more efficiently.

Inflatable Toys

Inflatable toys are durable and fun - they protect your children in the water and offer a lazy way to relax in the summer sun. Perfect for a summertime swim in the backyard pool or at the beach!

Surf Boards

Surf boards are lightweight and durable - perfect for a family trip to the beach!

Head Restraints

Head restraints provide comfort and safety when you are driving, and they are durable enough to last for years!

Windshield Wipers

Windshield wipers are strong enough to stand up to a Louisiana rainstorm so you can safely see when you are driving through bad weather.

Upholstery

Vinyl upholstery provides a durable yet comfortable ride for passengers in your car.

Bumpers and Trim

Bumpers protect you and your car - they are strong enough to absorb shock and prevent greater damage to your vehicle and passengers if you are in an accident.

Antifreeze

Chlorine is used in antifreeze, which helps to prevent your car from overheating on hot summer days and freezing in the winter.

Cement

The cement in your garage is made using caustic soda, a byproduct of chlorine.

Floor Mats

Your car's all-weather floor mats are tough enough to resist the wear and tear of scuffling feet, bags of groceries and sporting equipment as you drive around town.

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Thank You!

Thank you for coming to our home! Please come back again soon. If you have any questions about these products or would like more information on chlorine and the products using chlorine chemistry, please contact us here today!

 

 

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