Industrial chemicals have a variety of different applications around the world. PCBs, a well-known industrial chemical, bind strongly to soils. where they remain for years or even decades. PCBs have been shown to cause cancer in animals, as well as other negative effects on the immune, reproductive, nervous and endocrine system.
Industrial chemicals are chemicals that are developed for use in the industrial processing of chemicals. Some industrial chemicals are only used in industrial production processes while many others are used as ingredients in the commercial products that appear in consumer markets.