Who formulates rubber, plastics and coatings products?
Chemists are responsible for the formulation of products produced by these industries, and also have a responsibility to the employees for the safety of the in-plant environment. • Who is responsible for air, soil and water testing? The air you breathe, the water you drink, and the soil which nurtures crop and livestock growth has to be tested to ensure that no hazardous contaminants are present. This work is the responsibility of the chemist. • Who develops genetically modified crops? Genetic modifications of vegetables and other agricultural produce have raised many questions. Chemists are involved in this development work and should be self regulated in the interests of public well being. • Who develops explosives? These potentially harmful chemicals are very important to the mining industry, construction and highway industries and also the military. Chemists, who also make recommendations for safe handling and disposal, carry out development of these materials. • Who conducts drug