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Lime is an important chemical with numerous chemical, industrial, and environmental uses in the United States.    It was primarily a construction commodity until the rapid growth of the chemical process industries at the beginning of the 20th century.   At the beginning of the 20th century, more than 80% of the lime consumed in the United States went for construction uses, but currently more than 90% is being consumed for chemical and industrial uses.

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