A shift to these natural, biodegradable and recyclable hemp-based products could have significant benefits for the environment and human health.

Over the last three weeks, the Houston, TX area has been besieged by chemical fires -- the latest resulting in the death of one person and the hospitalization of two others.

A few weeks ago, another petrochemical facility caught on fire, consuming 11 storage tanks and sending toxic materials spewing into the air and Houston ship channel.

During the initial fire, smoke billowing from the facility created a dark cloud that stretched over 20 miles across the City of Houston.

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Ellis Talton and Remington Tonar ~ Forbes.com