Chlorinated solvents are a vital component in ensuring we are healthy, as the following examples show:
Methylene Chloride is important in improving human health, for example in the development and preparation of pharmaceuticals (e.g. antibiotics, cholesterol treatments, and flu vaccines). This chlorinated solvent is used effectively in the synthesis and extraction of several active pharmaceutical ingredients and vitamins, as well as in coating tablets.
Trichloroethylene is a feedstock for fluorinated propellants used in asthma inhalers crucial to countless patients across the world. This chlorinated solvent is also used in the precision cleaning of medical devices.
Perchloroethylene is used as a feedstock to produce the fluoroplastic blister packaging used for many pharmaceutical products.