25,000 to more than 140,000
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How many chemicals are in use today?
No one, not even the Environmental Protection Agency, knows how many chemicals are in use today. EPA has more than 85,000 chemicals listed on its inventory of substances that fall under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
How many chemicals have humans made?
Humans Have Made, Found or Used Over 50 Million Unique Chemicals. Humans have found or made 50 million different chemicals here on Earth, the vast majority over the last few decades.
What is the Global Chemicals Industry?
The global chemicals industry is a complex and important part of the global economy and supply chain network. The production of chemicals involves converting raw materials such as fossil fuels, water, minerals, metals, and so on, into tens of thousands of different products that are central to modern life as we know it.
How many chemical companies are there in the United States?
According to the economic census of 2012, there were 13,317 establishments of chemical manufacturing in the US.