There is just one hope of repulsing the tyrannical ambition of civilization to conquer every niche on the whole earth. That hope is the organization of spirited people who will fight for the freedom of the wilderness.
~Bob Marshall ~


Chloroform is a clear, pleasant-smelling liquid. It was one of the first anesthetics used during surgery, though it no longer serves that purpose. Most chloroform is manufactured for use in creating other chemicals. The process of chlorinated water to kill germs also creates some chloroform in the water as an unwanted byproduct.

Chloroform molecular diagram
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined that chloroform is likely to be carcinogenic in humans, but only in unusually high doses. The International Agency for Research on Cancer has determined that chloroform is possibly carcinogenic to humans.