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Supporting Families and Communities Across the Country and Powering Economic Growth That Is Keeping America Competitive

811,000 Americans rely on jobs in the chemistry industry—earning 44 percent more than the average manufacturing pay.

Developing and producing the products of chemistry creates a ripple effect that is responsible for over six million American jobs and more than 25 percent of America’s GDP that touches nearly every sector of our economy including agriculture, construction, technology, manufacturing and retail trade.

 

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Contact: Scott Openshaw (202) 249-6504  
Email: scott_openshaw@americanchemistry.com

WASHINGTON (August 3, 2015) - The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement in response to the release of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) final greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations for electric generating units (EGUs), also known as the Clean Power Plan (CPP):

"We are relieved that EPA has recognized that industrial combined heat and power (CHP) units should not be subject to the final CPP. Given the environmental benefits of CHP and the U.S. government's efforts to promote growth of industrial distributed generation, doing so makes good policy sense. Expanded deployment and use of industrial CHP can help make electricity generation more efficient and reliable while lowering emissions.

ACC co-sponsored a report, ' Combined Heat and Power as a Compliance Option under the Clean Power Plan ,' that provides guidance on how states can include CHP in their implementation plans. It also describes how to measure and verify GHG emissions reductions from CHP projects.

"However, we remain concerned about the new credit trading system and the potential impact of the rule on our nation's economy, the effect it could have on the U.S. manufacturing sector and the rule's potential to undermine the ability of the chemical sector to continue to grow and create jobs by raising costs for businesses and consumers."

"We are planning a more in-depth review of the rule's language and details, but given the breadth of this Plan, we continue to question whether EPA has the legal authority under the Clean Air Act to fundamentally change and regulate our nation's electricity system."

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Contact: Ryan Baldwin (202) 249-6517  
Email: ryan_baldwin@americanchemistry.com

WASHINGTON (June 12, 2015) - Following on the heels of a Senate vote to approve the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015), the U.S. House today voted to pass legislation that would grant President Obama Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement:

"ACC applauds House and Senate leaders for joining the vast majority of Americans that say they would vote 'yes' to trade promotion authority. We now urge the House to resolve the remaining procedural hurdles to ensure that the bill can be sent to the President for signature.

"For months, ACC and our  members have worked with leaders in the House and Senate to illustrate how TPA could help unleash massive growth potential for U.S. chemical exports. We are already one of the nation's leading export industries, surpassing $190 billion in chemical exports in 2014. We estimate that number could grow to $282 billion by 2019 due to the competitive impact of increased supplies of natural gas, even before any new trade deals are completed.

"With TPA in place, U.S. trade negotiators will be in a stronger position to see historic free trade agreements, like the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), cross the finish line. TPA is an important administrative and substantive tool to broaden global market access of U.S. goods and services and resolve long-overdue trade issues limiting manufacturing growth in the United States and around the world.

"ACC looks forward to continuing to work with Congress, the Administration and our coalition partners to secure the completion of groundbreaking trade deals like TPP and TTIP that will demonstrate U.S. leadership and provide a significant boost to the American economy."

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Our nation’s primary chemicals management law must keep pace with scientific advancements and ensure that chemical products are safe for intended use—while also encouraging innovation and protecting American jobs.

Policy Background

Congress passed bipartisan comprehensive reform legislation to update the regulation of chemicals for the first time in 40 years, modernizing the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to meet the needs of the 21st Century. The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA) was signed and enacted into law on June 22, 2016.

More effective federal oversight of chemicals will give Americans greater confidence that chemicals in commerce are being used safely and reduce the number of inconsistent state-based chemical initiatives that impede interstate commerce and send mixed messages to consumers.

Happy Anniversary, Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act

The anniversary is worth commemorating because LCSA is vital to protecting human health and the environment.




Thanks to the LSCA, America’s manufacturers will have the regulatory certainty they need to innovate, grow, create jobs and win in the global marketplace—at the same time that public health and the environment benefit from strong risk-based protections.

LCSA Improves and Strengthens TSCA By:

  • Subjecting all new and existing chemicals to an EPA safety review
  • Requiring EPA to focus on chemicals that are the highest priorities for full risk-based safety assessments
  • Strengthening transparency and the quality of science used to make EPA decisions
  • Expanding EPA’s ability to require additional health and safety testing of chemicals
  • Allowing industry to request that EPA conduct a safety assessment on a specific chemical
  • Providing EPA with a full range of options to address the risks of substances including labeling requirements, use restrictions, phase-outs or other appropriate actions
  • Setting aggressive and attainable timelines for EPA to complete its work
  • Promoting cooperation between state and federal regulators while creating a strong national chemical regulatory system, ensuring interstate commerce is not disadvantaged
  • Strengthening protections for the most vulnerable like infants, children and the elderly
  • Protecting Confidential Business Information (CBI)

Implementation Priorities for ACC
Implementing LCSA to effectively regulate chemicals in commerce.

Implementing LCSA

Important implementation priorities for ACC are ensuring that EPA implements provisions of the new law in a fair, efficient and reasonable manner consistent with ACC’s 10 Principles for TSCA Modernization and ACC’s Principles for Improving Chemical Hazard and Risk Assessment.

Also visit ACC's Center for Chemical Safety Act Implementation to learn how the new regulations will impact you. 

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    Chlorine chemistry is imperative to purifying silicon used to make both solar cells and integrated circuits, the foundation of modern electronics A Partnership with the Sun For centuries, humans have taken advantage of the tremendous energy of the sun Besides powering the growth of crops, solar energy has long

  • Chlorine Chemistry: Keeping Families Toasty Warm

    One way to keep the heat or cold from escaping is to insulate roofs and walls with rigid polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foam, manufactured with the help of chlorine chemistry Autumn Rituals As autumn leaves and outdoor temperatures fall, families are preparing their home for cold weather Furnaces are being c

  • Chlorine Chemistry: Providing Pharmaceuticals That Keep You and Your Family Healthy

    Modern Medicine Today s pharmacies are stocked with medicines designed to treat everything from seasonal allergy symptoms to cancer Seventy years ago, the cure for strep throat and ear infections included aspirin and long periods of bed rest Thanks to modern antibiotics, these ailments are now usually treated in

  • Chlorine Compound of the Month Library

    Science Center:  183

  • Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2)

    Chlorine Compound of the Month: 8663

  • Chlorine Experiments

    The following experiments demonstrate the usefulness of two products made using chlorine chemistry Sunscreen and Light Energy Antifreeze and the Freezing Point of Water For additional experiments involving chlorine chemistry, check out our Building Block Chemistry resources 452

  • Chlorine Helps Provide Safe Drinking Water Around the Globe

    Unsafe Water A Global Health Crisis Water is essential for life itself Sadly, more than one billion people do not have access to a safe water supply within 1 km of their homes, relying instead on unprotected lakes, streams or shallow wells to meet household needs Even where relatively clean water is available a

  • Chlorine in Our Lives

    Many of you may know that chlorine is used in swimming pools, and to keep our water safe to drink But chlorine has many other important uses as well It is a building block in thousands of products medicines, plastics, other chemicals, paper products, etc Chlorine is used to manufacture each of the following p

  • Chlorine Misinformation During the 1990s Latin American Cholera Epidemic

    Former PAHO official, Fred Reiff, recounts his experiences battling chlorine misinformation during the Latin American cholera epidemic of the 1990s Despite data supporting chlorine s highly beneficial impact on clean water supplies and public health, claims persist that the potential risks of chlorination outweigh

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  • A Common Building Block

    Chlorine, oxygen, silicon, aluminum, iron, calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, hydrogen, phosphorous and carbon make up over 99 percent of the earth s crust, atmosphere and oceans by weight These elements are truly building blocks they combine with other elements to form our world Chlorine Chemistry Chlor

  • A Proven Public Health Measure in Wastewater Disinfection

    Wastewater chlorination began in 1910 in Philadelphia, PA and was soon implemented in many other cities in the U S based on this early success Disinfection of municipal wastewater is necessary to ensure healthy rivers and streams and to reduce bacteria and virus levels in downstream drinking water supplies M

  • ACC and Chlorine Institute Urge STB to Reject Proposal That Would Undermine the Safe Transport of Essential Chemicals
    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and Chlorine Institute (CI) issued the following statement on comments filed by several associations representing shippers (including ACC and CI) with the Surface Transportation Board (STB) urging the Board to reject a proposed tariff on Toic Inhalation Hazard (TIH) shipments that would indemnify railroads against all liabilities, ecept to the etent those liabilities are caused by the negligence of the railroad.
  • ACC Applauds Bipartisan Vote in Senate for Chemical Security Legislation
    Today, S.473, the Continuing Chemical Facilities Antiterrorism Security Act of 2011, won bipartisan approval in the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. The bill was introduced by Ranking Member Susan Collins (R-ME) along with Senators Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Mark Pryor (D-AR) and provides for a three year authorization of the eisting Chemical Facility Antiterrorism Standards (CFATS).
  • ACC Commends Strong Bipartisan Vote in House Homeland Security Committee for Chemical Security Legislation
    Today, H.R. 901, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Security Authorization Act of 2011 won bipartisan approval in the House Homeland Security Committee. In response to this important vote, American Chemistry Council (ACC) president & CEO Cal Dooley issued the following statement.
  • ACC Supports CDCs Efforts to Reduce Pool Chemical Accidents
    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) new report on pool chemical accidents.
  • ACC Urges Surface Transportation Board to Address Anti-Competitive Freight Rail Policies to Help U.S. Economy
    In testimony today before the U.S. Surface Transportation Board during a hearing on the state of competition in the freight rail industry, American Chemistry Councils Senior Director of Regulatory and Technical Affairs Tom Schick asked the Board to act on several policies that could enhance competition and help improve the U.S. economy.
  • Aluminum Chloride: A Can Do Kind of Compound

    Chlorine Compound of the Month: 8249

  • Ammonium Chloride: Helping to Provide Portable Electricity

    Chemical Compound of the Month: 8645

  • Ammonium Perchlorate: Helping to Launch the Space Shuttle Discovery

    Chemical Compound of the Month: 8646

  • Antifreeze and the Freezing Point of Water

    Chlorine based compounds play an important role in all of our lives Ethylene glycol, or antifreeze, is one product of chlorine chemistry While ethylene glycol C2H6O2 itself does not contain chlorine, it can be produced from ethylene chlorhydrin, which is a compound that includes chlorine in addition to three o

  • Applications of Chemistry: Up, Up, and Away

    So, you re relaxing on the beach and suddenly it appears on the horizon the blimp, drifting across the sky, advertising sunscreen or toting a banner for a local restaurant Besides helium, the lighter than air gas that gives blimps and other large balloons their buoyancy, what chemistry goes into these airborne beh

  • Aramid Fibers: Protecting the Good Guys

    Chlorine chemistry helps link the molecules of the tough fibers of protective equipment needed by police, military and emergency responders The brave men and women of the military, law enforcement and emergency response communities deserve the best protective equipment available Aramid fibers, a class of stron

  • Balanced Equations for the Chloride Salt Activity

    ammonium chloride ammonia NH4Cl aq NH3 aq no reaction ammonium chloride aluminum foil NH4Cl aq Al s no reaction cupric chloride ammonia CuCl2 aq NH3 aq Cu NH3 Cl2 aq note some Cu OH 2 may be produced cupric chloride aluminum foil 3CuCl2 aq 2A1 s 3 Cu s 2 AlC

  • Barium Chloride: More Than a Pretty Flash in the Sky

    Chlorine Compound of the Month: 8647

  • Beautiful Hands or Bacterial Bouquet?

    By these members of the Nurses Leadership Council, a group of nurse educators who advised the American Chemistry Council s Chlorine Chemistry Council for several years in the early 2000 s Nettie Birnbach, RN, EdD, FAAN Ann W Burgess, RN, DNSc, CS, FAAN Willa M Doswell, RN, PhD, FAAN Lucie S Kelly, RN, PhD, F

  • Bleaches and Disinfectants
    The chlorine chemistry used in bleaches and disinfectants benefits consumers by providing low cost products that satisfy their needs in a wide variety of applications.
  • Building Block Chemistry

    Science Center: 177

  • Calcium Chloride: Melting Ice in the Winter

    Chlorine Compound of the Month: 8648

  • Calcium Hypochlorite: A Pool Chemical And Much More

    Chlorine Compound of the Month Library: 8649

  • Calidad Del Agua: Desinfección Effectiva

    RESUMEN La cloraci n ha desempe ado una funci n cr tica al proteger los abastecimientos de agua potable de las enfermedades infecciosas transmitidas por agua durante casi un siglo Se ha reconocido ampliamente a la cloraci n del agua potable como uno de los adelantos m s significativos en la protecci n de la salud

  • Chloramines: Understanding “Pool Smell”

    Chemical Compound of the Month: 8658

  • Chlorhexidine: Controlling Infection in Humans and Animals

    Chlorine Compound of the Month: 8659

  • Chlorinated Isocyanurates: Helping to Keep Pool Water Safe and Purify Drinking Water in the Developing World

    Chlorine Compound of the Month: 8660

  • Chlorine and Building Block Chemistry

    Introduction Chlorine, an Element That s Everywhere Chlorine and Public Health From Whiter Whites to Leukemia Medications Introducing Building Block Chemistry More Building Block Chemistry Introduction What do tents, jogging shoes, cosmetics and schoolbooks have in common That s a good question to ask your

  • Chlorine and Drinking Water

    CleanWater Brought to You by Chemistry ACC celebrates WorldWaterDay and the White House Water Summit by releasing a video highlighting the many ways chemistry keeps water flowing from source to tap Q Why is chlorine added to drinking water A Chlorine destroys disease causing germs and helps make wate

  • Chlorine and Healthcare Practices

    Hospital infections are a growing concern for patients as well as the healthcare workers who care for them The U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there are at least 2 million healthcare associated infections each year, causing 90,000 deaths and 4 5 billion in excess health care costs Chlo

  • Chlorine and Infectious Disease

    Infection is a basic fact of nature, and new diseases have been evolving almost as long as life itself, according to Arno Karlen, author of Man and Microbes Disease and Plagues in History and Modern Times Chlorine based disinfectants were first used in a Vienna maternity ward in 1847 by Dr Ignaz Semmelweiss to

  • Chlorine and Medicine

    Chlorine chemistry is essential to more than 88 percent of prescription pharmaceuticals sold in the U S These include critical drugs used to treat high cholesterol, stomach ulcers, anemia, cancer, epilepsy and depression For U S and Canadian consumers, the total benefit of chlorine chemistry in pharmaceuticals i

  • Chlorine and Swimming Pools and Spas

    Q Why is chlorine added to swimming pools and spas A Chlorine kills harmful microorganisms that can cause health related problems in swimming pools and spas Chlorine based swimming pool and spa disinfectants help prevent swimmers ear, athlete s foot, skin rashes and diarrhea Legionnaires Disease and Pontiac

  • Chlorine Benefits

    155

  • Chlorine Bleach

    Q What is chlorine bleach A Chlorine bleach is chlorine to go, providing a convenient vehicle for delivering the germ busting power of chlorine chemistry Chemically speaking, chlorine bleach is a water solution of sodium hypochlorite Common household laundry bleach, used to whiten and disinfect laundry, is t

  • Chlorine Can Bring Chemistry to Life

    Introduce your students to chemistry without tackling the whole periodic table at once Recognizing basic elements as building blocks is essential to the study of science And looking closer at one element in particular chlorine can help ignite students interest in chemistry The following two day study of build

  • Chlorine Chemistry Helps Feed the World

    Along with clean water, a nation s food supply is one of its most vital resources, providing the raw nutrition for everyday living Unfortunately for many, especially in developing countries, food supplies fall short of demand Worldwide, some 850 million people struggle to obtain adequate amounts of food to eat

  • Chlorine Chemistry Helps Manage Asthma Symptoms

    Chlorine chemistry helps relieve and control asthma symptoms for over 20 million Americans Common activities can be frustrating for people with asthma A chronic inflammation of the air passages of the lungs, asthma can force adults and children onto the sidelines of normal activity According to the U S Cent

  • Chlorine Chemistry Helps People See Clearly

    Silicone hydrogel contact lenses, made with the help of chlorine chemistry, are some of the most popular soft contacts on the market Contact Lenses Comfort and Vision Contact lenses are a convenient, practically invisible vision correcting option for people who prefer not to wear glasses Thanks to technolo

  • Chlorine Chemistry in Hospitals

    The modern hospital is a showcase of medical technology designed to help patients heal Chemistry is an essential ingredient in medical technology, and chlorine plays a key role in providing some of the most critical, life saving tools, including intravenous tubing and blood bags, x ray equipment, prostheses, pharm

  • Chlorine Chemistry in the Home

    Chlorine Compound of the Month: 8662

  • Chlorine Chemistry Is a Key to Better Health in the Developing World

    A simple turn of the faucet, and there it is abundant fresh, clean water It can quench your thirst, help cook your food, or provide welcome relief in a hot tub at the end of a hard day but it is not available to all An Essential Commodity Life on Earth is water based Our lives depend on this liquid, which is pu

  • Chlorine Chemistry: Conserving Water and Energy by Producing PVC

    CleanWater Brought to You by Chemistry ACC celebrates WorldWaterDay and the White House Water Summit by releasing a video highlighting the many ways chemistry keeps water flowing from source to tap Chlorine chemistry helps conserve energy and water resources by delivering clean drinking water through su

  • Chlorine Chemistry: Essential to Safer Water for 100 Years, and Running

    CleanWater Brought to You by Chemistry ACC celebrates WorldWaterDay and the White House Water Summit by releasing a video highlighting the many ways chemistry keeps water flowing from source to tap On a mild, early fall day in September, 1908, a water treatment operator at New Jersey s Boonton Reservo

  • Chlorine Chemistry: Helping to Harness the Power of the Sun

    Chlorine chemistry is imperative to purifying silicon used to make both solar cells and integrated circuits, the foundation of modern electronics A Partnership with the Sun For centuries, humans have taken advantage of the tremendous energy of the sun Besides powering the growth of crops, solar energy has long

  • Chlorine Chemistry: Keeping Families Toasty Warm

    One way to keep the heat or cold from escaping is to insulate roofs and walls with rigid polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foam, manufactured with the help of chlorine chemistry Autumn Rituals As autumn leaves and outdoor temperatures fall, families are preparing their home for cold weather Furnaces are being c

  • Chlorine Chemistry: Providing Pharmaceuticals That Keep You and Your Family Healthy

    Modern Medicine Today s pharmacies are stocked with medicines designed to treat everything from seasonal allergy symptoms to cancer Seventy years ago, the cure for strep throat and ear infections included aspirin and long periods of bed rest Thanks to modern antibiotics, these ailments are now usually treated in

  • Chlorine Compound of the Month Library

    Science Center:  183

  • Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2)

    Chlorine Compound of the Month: 8663

  • Chlorine Experiments

    The following experiments demonstrate the usefulness of two products made using chlorine chemistry Sunscreen and Light Energy Antifreeze and the Freezing Point of Water For additional experiments involving chlorine chemistry, check out our Building Block Chemistry resources 452

  • Chlorine Helps Provide Safe Drinking Water Around the Globe

    Unsafe Water A Global Health Crisis Water is essential for life itself Sadly, more than one billion people do not have access to a safe water supply within 1 km of their homes, relying instead on unprotected lakes, streams or shallow wells to meet household needs Even where relatively clean water is available a

  • Chlorine in Our Lives

    Many of you may know that chlorine is used in swimming pools, and to keep our water safe to drink But chlorine has many other important uses as well It is a building block in thousands of products medicines, plastics, other chemicals, paper products, etc Chlorine is used to manufacture each of the following p

  • Chlorine Misinformation During the 1990s Latin American Cholera Epidemic

    Former PAHO official, Fred Reiff, recounts his experiences battling chlorine misinformation during the Latin American cholera epidemic of the 1990s Despite data supporting chlorine s highly beneficial impact on clean water supplies and public health, claims persist that the potential risks of chlorination outweigh

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  • A Common Building Block

    Chlorine, oxygen, silicon, aluminum, iron, calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, hydrogen, phosphorous and carbon make up over 99 percent of the earth s crust, atmosphere and oceans by weight These elements are truly building blocks they combine with other elements to form our world Chlorine Chemistry Chlor

  • A Proven Public Health Measure in Wastewater Disinfection

    Wastewater chlorination began in 1910 in Philadelphia, PA and was soon implemented in many other cities in the U S based on this early success Disinfection of municipal wastewater is necessary to ensure healthy rivers and streams and to reduce bacteria and virus levels in downstream drinking water supplies M

  • ACC and Chlorine Institute Urge STB to Reject Proposal That Would Undermine the Safe Transport of Essential Chemicals
    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and Chlorine Institute (CI) issued the following statement on comments filed by several associations representing shippers (including ACC and CI) with the Surface Transportation Board (STB) urging the Board to reject a proposed tariff on Toic Inhalation Hazard (TIH) shipments that would indemnify railroads against all liabilities, ecept to the etent those liabilities are caused by the negligence of the railroad.
  • ACC Applauds Bipartisan Vote in Senate for Chemical Security Legislation
    Today, S.473, the Continuing Chemical Facilities Antiterrorism Security Act of 2011, won bipartisan approval in the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. The bill was introduced by Ranking Member Susan Collins (R-ME) along with Senators Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Mark Pryor (D-AR) and provides for a three year authorization of the eisting Chemical Facility Antiterrorism Standards (CFATS).
  • ACC Commends Strong Bipartisan Vote in House Homeland Security Committee for Chemical Security Legislation
    Today, H.R. 901, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Security Authorization Act of 2011 won bipartisan approval in the House Homeland Security Committee. In response to this important vote, American Chemistry Council (ACC) president & CEO Cal Dooley issued the following statement.
  • ACC Supports CDCs Efforts to Reduce Pool Chemical Accidents
    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) new report on pool chemical accidents.
  • ACC Urges Surface Transportation Board to Address Anti-Competitive Freight Rail Policies to Help U.S. Economy
    In testimony today before the U.S. Surface Transportation Board during a hearing on the state of competition in the freight rail industry, American Chemistry Councils Senior Director of Regulatory and Technical Affairs Tom Schick asked the Board to act on several policies that could enhance competition and help improve the U.S. economy.
  • Aluminum Chloride: A Can Do Kind of Compound

    Chlorine Compound of the Month: 8249

  • Ammonium Chloride: Helping to Provide Portable Electricity

    Chemical Compound of the Month: 8645

  • Ammonium Perchlorate: Helping to Launch the Space Shuttle Discovery

    Chemical Compound of the Month: 8646

  • Antifreeze and the Freezing Point of Water

    Chlorine based compounds play an important role in all of our lives Ethylene glycol, or antifreeze, is one product of chlorine chemistry While ethylene glycol C2H6O2 itself does not contain chlorine, it can be produced from ethylene chlorhydrin, which is a compound that includes chlorine in addition to three o

  • Applications of Chemistry: Up, Up, and Away

    So, you re relaxing on the beach and suddenly it appears on the horizon the blimp, drifting across the sky, advertising sunscreen or toting a banner for a local restaurant Besides helium, the lighter than air gas that gives blimps and other large balloons their buoyancy, what chemistry goes into these airborne beh

  • Aramid Fibers: Protecting the Good Guys

    Chlorine chemistry helps link the molecules of the tough fibers of protective equipment needed by police, military and emergency responders The brave men and women of the military, law enforcement and emergency response communities deserve the best protective equipment available Aramid fibers, a class of stron

  • Balanced Equations for the Chloride Salt Activity

    ammonium chloride ammonia NH4Cl aq NH3 aq no reaction ammonium chloride aluminum foil NH4Cl aq Al s no reaction cupric chloride ammonia CuCl2 aq NH3 aq Cu NH3 Cl2 aq note some Cu OH 2 may be produced cupric chloride aluminum foil 3CuCl2 aq 2A1 s 3 Cu s 2 AlC

  • Barium Chloride: More Than a Pretty Flash in the Sky

    Chlorine Compound of the Month: 8647

  • Beautiful Hands or Bacterial Bouquet?

    By these members of the Nurses Leadership Council, a group of nurse educators who advised the American Chemistry Council s Chlorine Chemistry Council for several years in the early 2000 s Nettie Birnbach, RN, EdD, FAAN Ann W Burgess, RN, DNSc, CS, FAAN Willa M Doswell, RN, PhD, FAAN Lucie S Kelly, RN, PhD, F

  • Bleaches and Disinfectants
    The chlorine chemistry used in bleaches and disinfectants benefits consumers by providing low cost products that satisfy their needs in a wide variety of applications.
  • Building Block Chemistry

    Science Center: 177

  • Calcium Chloride: Melting Ice in the Winter

    Chlorine Compound of the Month: 8648

  • Calcium Hypochlorite: A Pool Chemical And Much More

    Chlorine Compound of the Month Library: 8649

  • Calidad Del Agua: Desinfección Effectiva

    RESUMEN La cloraci n ha desempe ado una funci n cr tica al proteger los abastecimientos de agua potable de las enfermedades infecciosas transmitidas por agua durante casi un siglo Se ha reconocido ampliamente a la cloraci n del agua potable como uno de los adelantos m s significativos en la protecci n de la salud

  • Chloramines: Understanding “Pool Smell”

    Chemical Compound of the Month: 8658

  • Chlorhexidine: Controlling Infection in Humans and Animals

    Chlorine Compound of the Month: 8659

  • Chlorinated Isocyanurates: Helping to Keep Pool Water Safe and Purify Drinking Water in the Developing World

    Chlorine Compound of the Month: 8660

  • Chlorine and Building Block Chemistry

    Introduction Chlorine, an Element That s Everywhere Chlorine and Public Health From Whiter Whites to Leukemia Medications Introducing Building Block Chemistry More Building Block Chemistry Introduction What do tents, jogging shoes, cosmetics and schoolbooks have in common That s a good question to ask your

  • Chlorine and Drinking Water

    CleanWater Brought to You by Chemistry ACC celebrates WorldWaterDay and the White House Water Summit by releasing a video highlighting the many ways chemistry keeps water flowing from source to tap Q Why is chlorine added to drinking water A Chlorine destroys disease causing germs and helps make wate

  • Chlorine and Healthcare Practices

    Hospital infections are a growing concern for patients as well as the healthcare workers who care for them The U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there are at least 2 million healthcare associated infections each year, causing 90,000 deaths and 4 5 billion in excess health care costs Chlo

  • Chlorine and Infectious Disease

    Infection is a basic fact of nature, and new diseases have been evolving almost as long as life itself, according to Arno Karlen, author of Man and Microbes Disease and Plagues in History and Modern Times Chlorine based disinfectants were first used in a Vienna maternity ward in 1847 by Dr Ignaz Semmelweiss to

  • Chlorine and Medicine

    Chlorine chemistry is essential to more than 88 percent of prescription pharmaceuticals sold in the U S These include critical drugs used to treat high cholesterol, stomach ulcers, anemia, cancer, epilepsy and depression For U S and Canadian consumers, the total benefit of chlorine chemistry in pharmaceuticals i

  • Chlorine and Swimming Pools and Spas

    Q Why is chlorine added to swimming pools and spas A Chlorine kills harmful microorganisms that can cause health related problems in swimming pools and spas Chlorine based swimming pool and spa disinfectants help prevent swimmers ear, athlete s foot, skin rashes and diarrhea Legionnaires Disease and Pontiac

  • Chlorine Benefits

    155

  • Chlorine Bleach

    Q What is chlorine bleach A Chlorine bleach is chlorine to go, providing a convenient vehicle for delivering the germ busting power of chlorine chemistry Chemically speaking, chlorine bleach is a water solution of sodium hypochlorite Common household laundry bleach, used to whiten and disinfect laundry, is t

  • Chlorine Can Bring Chemistry to Life

    Introduce your students to chemistry without tackling the whole periodic table at once Recognizing basic elements as building blocks is essential to the study of science And looking closer at one element in particular chlorine can help ignite students interest in chemistry The following two day study of build

  • Chlorine Chemistry Helps Feed the World

    Along with clean water, a nation s food supply is one of its most vital resources, providing the raw nutrition for everyday living Unfortunately for many, especially in developing countries, food supplies fall short of demand Worldwide, some 850 million people struggle to obtain adequate amounts of food to eat

  • Chlorine Chemistry Helps Manage Asthma Symptoms

    Chlorine chemistry helps relieve and control asthma symptoms for over 20 million Americans Common activities can be frustrating for people with asthma A chronic inflammation of the air passages of the lungs, asthma can force adults and children onto the sidelines of normal activity According to the U S Cent

  • Chlorine Chemistry Helps People See Clearly

    Silicone hydrogel contact lenses, made with the help of chlorine chemistry, are some of the most popular soft contacts on the market Contact Lenses Comfort and Vision Contact lenses are a convenient, practically invisible vision correcting option for people who prefer not to wear glasses Thanks to technolo

  • Chlorine Chemistry in Hospitals

    The modern hospital is a showcase of medical technology designed to help patients heal Chemistry is an essential ingredient in medical technology, and chlorine plays a key role in providing some of the most critical, life saving tools, including intravenous tubing and blood bags, x ray equipment, prostheses, pharm

  • Chlorine Chemistry in the Home

    Chlorine Compound of the Month: 8662

  • Chlorine Chemistry Is a Key to Better Health in the Developing World

    A simple turn of the faucet, and there it is abundant fresh, clean water It can quench your thirst, help cook your food, or provide welcome relief in a hot tub at the end of a hard day but it is not available to all An Essential Commodity Life on Earth is water based Our lives depend on this liquid, which is pu

  • Chlorine Chemistry: Conserving Water and Energy by Producing PVC

    CleanWater Brought to You by Chemistry ACC celebrates WorldWaterDay and the White House Water Summit by releasing a video highlighting the many ways chemistry keeps water flowing from source to tap Chlorine chemistry helps conserve energy and water resources by delivering clean drinking water through su

  • Chlorine Chemistry: Essential to Safer Water for 100 Years, and Running

    CleanWater Brought to You by Chemistry ACC celebrates WorldWaterDay and the White House Water Summit by releasing a video highlighting the many ways chemistry keeps water flowing from source to tap On a mild, early fall day in September, 1908, a water treatment operator at New Jersey s Boonton Reservo

  • Chlorine Chemistry: Helping to Harness the Power of the Sun

    Chlorine chemistry is imperative to purifying silicon used to make both solar cells and integrated circuits, the foundation of modern electronics A Partnership with the Sun For centuries, humans have taken advantage of the tremendous energy of the sun Besides powering the growth of crops, solar energy has long

  • Chlorine Chemistry: Keeping Families Toasty Warm

    One way to keep the heat or cold from escaping is to insulate roofs and walls with rigid polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foam, manufactured with the help of chlorine chemistry Autumn Rituals As autumn leaves and outdoor temperatures fall, families are preparing their home for cold weather Furnaces are being c

  • Chlorine Chemistry: Providing Pharmaceuticals That Keep You and Your Family Healthy

    Modern Medicine Today s pharmacies are stocked with medicines designed to treat everything from seasonal allergy symptoms to cancer Seventy years ago, the cure for strep throat and ear infections included aspirin and long periods of bed rest Thanks to modern antibiotics, these ailments are now usually treated in

  • Chlorine Compound of the Month Library

    Science Center:  183

  • Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2)

    Chlorine Compound of the Month: 8663

  • Chlorine Experiments

    The following experiments demonstrate the usefulness of two products made using chlorine chemistry Sunscreen and Light Energy Antifreeze and the Freezing Point of Water For additional experiments involving chlorine chemistry, check out our Building Block Chemistry resources 452

  • Chlorine Helps Provide Safe Drinking Water Around the Globe

    Unsafe Water A Global Health Crisis Water is essential for life itself Sadly, more than one billion people do not have access to a safe water supply within 1 km of their homes, relying instead on unprotected lakes, streams or shallow wells to meet household needs Even where relatively clean water is available a

  • Chlorine in Our Lives

    Many of you may know that chlorine is used in swimming pools, and to keep our water safe to drink But chlorine has many other important uses as well It is a building block in thousands of products medicines, plastics, other chemicals, paper products, etc Chlorine is used to manufacture each of the following p

  • Chlorine Misinformation During the 1990s Latin American Cholera Epidemic

    Former PAHO official, Fred Reiff, recounts his experiences battling chlorine misinformation during the Latin American cholera epidemic of the 1990s Despite data supporting chlorine s highly beneficial impact on clean water supplies and public health, claims persist that the potential risks of chlorination outweigh

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  • A Common Building Block

    Chlorine, oxygen, silicon, aluminum, iron, calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, hydrogen, phosphorous and carbon make up over 99 percent of the earth s crust, atmosphere and oceans by weight These elements are truly building blocks they combine with other elements to form our world Chlorine Chemistry Chlor

  • A Proven Public Health Measure in Wastewater Disinfection

    Wastewater chlorination began in 1910 in Philadelphia, PA and was soon implemented in many other cities in the U S based on this early success Disinfection of municipal wastewater is necessary to ensure healthy rivers and streams and to reduce bacteria and virus levels in downstream drinking water supplies M

  • ACC and Chlorine Institute Urge STB to Reject Proposal That Would Undermine the Safe Transport of Essential Chemicals
    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and Chlorine Institute (CI) issued the following statement on comments filed by several associations representing shippers (including ACC and CI) with the Surface Transportation Board (STB) urging the Board to reject a proposed tariff on Toic Inhalation Hazard (TIH) shipments that would indemnify railroads against all liabilities, ecept to the etent those liabilities are caused by the negligence of the railroad.
  • ACC Applauds Bipartisan Vote in Senate for Chemical Security Legislation
    Today, S.473, the Continuing Chemical Facilities Antiterrorism Security Act of 2011, won bipartisan approval in the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. The bill was introduced by Ranking Member Susan Collins (R-ME) along with Senators Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Mark Pryor (D-AR) and provides for a three year authorization of the eisting Chemical Facility Antiterrorism Standards (CFATS).
  • ACC Commends Strong Bipartisan Vote in House Homeland Security Committee for Chemical Security Legislation
    Today, H.R. 901, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Security Authorization Act of 2011 won bipartisan approval in the House Homeland Security Committee. In response to this important vote, American Chemistry Council (ACC) president & CEO Cal Dooley issued the following statement.
  • ACC Supports CDCs Efforts to Reduce Pool Chemical Accidents
    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) new report on pool chemical accidents.
  • ACC Urges Surface Transportation Board to Address Anti-Competitive Freight Rail Policies to Help U.S. Economy
    In testimony today before the U.S. Surface Transportation Board during a hearing on the state of competition in the freight rail industry, American Chemistry Councils Senior Director of Regulatory and Technical Affairs Tom Schick asked the Board to act on several policies that could enhance competition and help improve the U.S. economy.
  • Aluminum Chloride: A Can Do Kind of Compound

    Chlorine Compound of the Month: 8249

  • Ammonium Chloride: Helping to Provide Portable Electricity

    Chemical Compound of the Month: 8645

  • Ammonium Perchlorate: Helping to Launch the Space Shuttle Discovery

    Chemical Compound of the Month: 8646

  • Antifreeze and the Freezing Point of Water

    Chlorine based compounds play an important role in all of our lives Ethylene glycol, or antifreeze, is one product of chlorine chemistry While ethylene glycol C2H6O2 itself does not contain chlorine, it can be produced from ethylene chlorhydrin, which is a compound that includes chlorine in addition to three o

  • Applications of Chemistry: Up, Up, and Away

    So, you re relaxing on the beach and suddenly it appears on the horizon the blimp, drifting across the sky, advertising sunscreen or toting a banner for a local restaurant Besides helium, the lighter than air gas that gives blimps and other large balloons their buoyancy, what chemistry goes into these airborne beh

  • Aramid Fibers: Protecting the Good Guys

    Chlorine chemistry helps link the molecules of the tough fibers of protective equipment needed by police, military and emergency responders The brave men and women of the military, law enforcement and emergency response communities deserve the best protective equipment available Aramid fibers, a class of stron

  • Balanced Equations for the Chloride Salt Activity

    ammonium chloride ammonia NH4Cl aq NH3 aq no reaction ammonium chloride aluminum foil NH4Cl aq Al s no reaction cupric chloride ammonia CuCl2 aq NH3 aq Cu NH3 Cl2 aq note some Cu OH 2 may be produced cupric chloride aluminum foil 3CuCl2 aq 2A1 s 3 Cu s 2 AlC

  • Barium Chloride: More Than a Pretty Flash in the Sky

    Chlorine Compound of the Month: 8647

  • Beautiful Hands or Bacterial Bouquet?

    By these members of the Nurses Leadership Council, a group of nurse educators who advised the American Chemistry Council s Chlorine Chemistry Council for several years in the early 2000 s Nettie Birnbach, RN, EdD, FAAN Ann W Burgess, RN, DNSc, CS, FAAN Willa M Doswell, RN, PhD, FAAN Lucie S Kelly, RN, PhD, F

  • Bleaches and Disinfectants
    The chlorine chemistry used in bleaches and disinfectants benefits consumers by providing low cost products that satisfy their needs in a wide variety of applications.
  • Building Block Chemistry

    Science Center: 177

  • Calcium Chloride: Melting Ice in the Winter

    Chlorine Compound of the Month: 8648

  • Calcium Hypochlorite: A Pool Chemical And Much More

    Chlorine Compound of the Month Library: 8649

  • Calidad Del Agua: Desinfección Effectiva

    RESUMEN La cloraci n ha desempe ado una funci n cr tica al proteger los abastecimientos de agua potable de las enfermedades infecciosas transmitidas por agua durante casi un siglo Se ha reconocido ampliamente a la cloraci n del agua potable como uno de los adelantos m s significativos en la protecci n de la salud

  • Chloramines: Understanding “Pool Smell”

    Chemical Compound of the Month: 8658

  • Chlorhexidine: Controlling Infection in Humans and Animals

    Chlorine Compound of the Month: 8659

  • Chlorinated Isocyanurates: Helping to Keep Pool Water Safe and Purify Drinking Water in the Developing World

    Chlorine Compound of the Month: 8660

  • Chlorine and Building Block Chemistry

    Introduction Chlorine, an Element That s Everywhere Chlorine and Public Health From Whiter Whites to Leukemia Medications Introducing Building Block Chemistry More Building Block Chemistry Introduction What do tents, jogging shoes, cosmetics and schoolbooks have in common That s a good question to ask your

  • Chlorine and Drinking Water

    CleanWater Brought to You by Chemistry ACC celebrates WorldWaterDay and the White House Water Summit by releasing a video highlighting the many ways chemistry keeps water flowing from source to tap Q Why is chlorine added to drinking water A Chlorine destroys disease causing germs and helps make wate

  • Chlorine and Healthcare Practices

    Hospital infections are a growing concern for patients as well as the healthcare workers who care for them The U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there are at least 2 million healthcare associated infections each year, causing 90,000 deaths and 4 5 billion in excess health care costs Chlo

  • Chlorine and Infectious Disease

    Infection is a basic fact of nature, and new diseases have been evolving almost as long as life itself, according to Arno Karlen, author of Man and Microbes Disease and Plagues in History and Modern Times Chlorine based disinfectants were first used in a Vienna maternity ward in 1847 by Dr Ignaz Semmelweiss to

  • Chlorine and Medicine

    Chlorine chemistry is essential to more than 88 percent of prescription pharmaceuticals sold in the U S These include critical drugs used to treat high cholesterol, stomach ulcers, anemia, cancer, epilepsy and depression For U S and Canadian consumers, the total benefit of chlorine chemistry in pharmaceuticals i

  • Chlorine and Swimming Pools and Spas

    Q Why is chlorine added to swimming pools and spas A Chlorine kills harmful microorganisms that can cause health related problems in swimming pools and spas Chlorine based swimming pool and spa disinfectants help prevent swimmers ear, athlete s foot, skin rashes and diarrhea Legionnaires Disease and Pontiac

  • Chlorine Benefits

    155

  • Chlorine Bleach

    Q What is chlorine bleach A Chlorine bleach is chlorine to go, providing a convenient vehicle for delivering the germ busting power of chlorine chemistry Chemically speaking, chlorine bleach is a water solution of sodium hypochlorite Common household laundry bleach, used to whiten and disinfect laundry, is t

  • Chlorine Can Bring Chemistry to Life

    Introduce your students to chemistry without tackling the whole periodic table at once Recognizing basic elements as building blocks is essential to the study of science And looking closer at one element in particular chlorine can help ignite students interest in chemistry The following two day study of build

  • Chlorine Chemistry Helps Feed the World

    Along with clean water, a nation s food supply is one of its most vital resources, providing the raw nutrition for everyday living Unfortunately for many, especially in developing countries, food supplies fall short of demand Worldwide, some 850 million people struggle to obtain adequate amounts of food to eat

  • Chlorine Chemistry Helps Manage Asthma Symptoms

    Chlorine chemistry helps relieve and control asthma symptoms for over 20 million Americans Common activities can be frustrating for people with asthma A chronic inflammation of the air passages of the lungs, asthma can force adults and children onto the sidelines of normal activity According to the U S Cent

  • Chlorine Chemistry Helps People See Clearly

    Silicone hydrogel contact lenses, made with the help of chlorine chemistry, are some of the most popular soft contacts on the market Contact Lenses Comfort and Vision Contact lenses are a convenient, practically invisible vision correcting option for people who prefer not to wear glasses Thanks to technolo

  • Chlorine Chemistry in Hospitals

    The modern hospital is a showcase of medical technology designed to help patients heal Chemistry is an essential ingredient in medical technology, and chlorine plays a key role in providing some of the most critical, life saving tools, including intravenous tubing and blood bags, x ray equipment, prostheses, pharm

  • Chlorine Chemistry in the Home

    Chlorine Compound of the Month: 8662

  • Chlorine Chemistry Is a Key to Better Health in the Developing World

    A simple turn of the faucet, and there it is abundant fresh, clean water It can quench your thirst, help cook your food, or provide welcome relief in a hot tub at the end of a hard day but it is not available to all An Essential Commodity Life on Earth is water based Our lives depend on this liquid, which is pu

  • Chlorine Chemistry: Conserving Water and Energy by Producing PVC

    CleanWater Brought to You by Chemistry ACC celebrates WorldWaterDay and the White House Water Summit by releasing a video highlighting the many ways chemistry keeps water flowing from source to tap Chlorine chemistry helps conserve energy and water resources by delivering clean drinking water through su

  • Chlorine Chemistry: Essential to Safer Water for 100 Years, and Running

    CleanWater Brought to You by Chemistry ACC celebrates WorldWaterDay and the White House Water Summit by releasing a video highlighting the many ways chemistry keeps water flowing from source to tap On a mild, early fall day in September, 1908, a water treatment operator at New Jersey s Boonton Reservo

  • Chlorine Chemistry: Helping to Harness the Power of the Sun

    Chlorine chemistry is imperative to purifying silicon used to make both solar cells and integrated circuits, the foundation of modern electronics A Partnership with the Sun For centuries, humans have taken advantage of the tremendous energy of the sun Besides powering the growth of crops, solar energy has long

  • Chlorine Chemistry: Keeping Families Toasty Warm

    One way to keep the heat or cold from escaping is to insulate roofs and walls with rigid polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foam, manufactured with the help of chlorine chemistry Autumn Rituals As autumn leaves and outdoor temperatures fall, families are preparing their home for cold weather Furnaces are being c

  • Chlorine Chemistry: Providing Pharmaceuticals That Keep You and Your Family Healthy

    Modern Medicine Today s pharmacies are stocked with medicines designed to treat everything from seasonal allergy symptoms to cancer Seventy years ago, the cure for strep throat and ear infections included aspirin and long periods of bed rest Thanks to modern antibiotics, these ailments are now usually treated in

  • Chlorine Compound of the Month Library

    Science Center:  183

  • Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2)

    Chlorine Compound of the Month: 8663

  • Chlorine Experiments

    The following experiments demonstrate the usefulness of two products made using chlorine chemistry Sunscreen and Light Energy Antifreeze and the Freezing Point of Water For additional experiments involving chlorine chemistry, check out our Building Block Chemistry resources 452

  • Chlorine Helps Provide Safe Drinking Water Around the Globe

    Unsafe Water A Global Health Crisis Water is essential for life itself Sadly, more than one billion people do not have access to a safe water supply within 1 km of their homes, relying instead on unprotected lakes, streams or shallow wells to meet household needs Even where relatively clean water is available a

  • Chlorine in Our Lives

    Many of you may know that chlorine is used in swimming pools, and to keep our water safe to drink But chlorine has many other important uses as well It is a building block in thousands of products medicines, plastics, other chemicals, paper products, etc Chlorine is used to manufacture each of the following p

  • Chlorine Misinformation During the 1990s Latin American Cholera Epidemic

    Former PAHO official, Fred Reiff, recounts his experiences battling chlorine misinformation during the Latin American cholera epidemic of the 1990s Despite data supporting chlorine s highly beneficial impact on clean water supplies and public health, claims persist that the potential risks of chlorination outweigh

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  • A Common Building Block

    Chlorine, oxygen, silicon, aluminum, iron, calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, hydrogen, phosphorous and carbon make up over 99 percent of the earth s crust, atmosphere and oceans by weight These elements are truly building blocks they combine with other elements to form our world Chlorine Chemistry Chlor

  • A Proven Public Health Measure in Wastewater Disinfection

    Wastewater chlorination began in 1910 in Philadelphia, PA and was soon implemented in many other cities in the U S based on this early success Disinfection of municipal wastewater is necessary to ensure healthy rivers and streams and to reduce bacteria and virus levels in downstream drinking water supplies M

  • ACC and Chlorine Institute Urge STB to Reject Proposal That Would Undermine the Safe Transport of Essential Chemicals
    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and Chlorine Institute (CI) issued the following statement on comments filed by several associations representing shippers (including ACC and CI) with the Surface Transportation Board (STB) urging the Board to reject a proposed tariff on Toic Inhalation Hazard (TIH) shipments that would indemnify railroads against all liabilities, ecept to the etent those liabilities are caused by the negligence of the railroad.
  • ACC Applauds Bipartisan Vote in Senate for Chemical Security Legislation
    Today, S.473, the Continuing Chemical Facilities Antiterrorism Security Act of 2011, won bipartisan approval in the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. The bill was introduced by Ranking Member Susan Collins (R-ME) along with Senators Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Mark Pryor (D-AR) and provides for a three year authorization of the eisting Chemical Facility Antiterrorism Standards (CFATS).
  • ACC Commends Strong Bipartisan Vote in House Homeland Security Committee for Chemical Security Legislation
    Today, H.R. 901, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Security Authorization Act of 2011 won bipartisan approval in the House Homeland Security Committee. In response to this important vote, American Chemistry Council (ACC) president & CEO Cal Dooley issued the following statement.
  • ACC Supports CDCs Efforts to Reduce Pool Chemical Accidents
    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) new report on pool chemical accidents.
  • ACC Urges Surface Transportation Board to Address Anti-Competitive Freight Rail Policies to Help U.S. Economy
    In testimony today before the U.S. Surface Transportation Board during a hearing on the state of competition in the freight rail industry, American Chemistry Councils Senior Director of Regulatory and Technical Affairs Tom Schick asked the Board to act on several policies that could enhance competition and help improve the U.S. economy.
  • Aluminum Chloride: A Can Do Kind of Compound

    Chlorine Compound of the Month: 8249

  • Ammonium Chloride: Helping to Provide Portable Electricity

    Chemical Compound of the Month: 8645

  • Ammonium Perchlorate: Helping to Launch the Space Shuttle Discovery

    Chemical Compound of the Month: 8646

  • Antifreeze and the Freezing Point of Water

    Chlorine based compounds play an important role in all of our lives Ethylene glycol, or antifreeze, is one product of chlorine chemistry While ethylene glycol C2H6O2 itself does not contain chlorine, it can be produced from ethylene chlorhydrin, which is a compound that includes chlorine in addition to three o

  • Applications of Chemistry: Up, Up, and Away

    So, you re relaxing on the beach and suddenly it appears on the horizon the blimp, drifting across the sky, advertising sunscreen or toting a banner for a local restaurant Besides helium, the lighter than air gas that gives blimps and other large balloons their buoyancy, what chemistry goes into these airborne beh

  • Aramid Fibers: Protecting the Good Guys

    Chlorine chemistry helps link the molecules of the tough fibers of protective equipment needed by police, military and emergency responders The brave men and women of the military, law enforcement and emergency response communities deserve the best protective equipment available Aramid fibers, a class of stron

  • Balanced Equations for the Chloride Salt Activity

    ammonium chloride ammonia NH4Cl aq NH3 aq no reaction ammonium chloride aluminum foil NH4Cl aq Al s no reaction cupric chloride ammonia CuCl2 aq NH3 aq Cu NH3 Cl2 aq note some Cu OH 2 may be produced cupric chloride aluminum foil 3CuCl2 aq 2A1 s 3 Cu s 2 AlC

  • Barium Chloride: More Than a Pretty Flash in the Sky

    Chlorine Compound of the Month: 8647

  • Beautiful Hands or Bacterial Bouquet?

    By these members of the Nurses Leadership Council, a group of nurse educators who advised the American Chemistry Council s Chlorine Chemistry Council for several years in the early 2000 s Nettie Birnbach, RN, EdD, FAAN Ann W Burgess, RN, DNSc, CS, FAAN Willa M Doswell, RN, PhD, FAAN Lucie S Kelly, RN, PhD, F

  • Bleaches and Disinfectants
    The chlorine chemistry used in bleaches and disinfectants benefits consumers by providing low cost products that satisfy their needs in a wide variety of applications.
  • Building Block Chemistry

    Science Center: 177

  • Calcium Chloride: Melting Ice in the Winter

    Chlorine Compound of the Month: 8648

  • Calcium Hypochlorite: A Pool Chemical And Much More

    Chlorine Compound of the Month Library: 8649

  • Calidad Del Agua: Desinfección Effectiva

    RESUMEN La cloraci n ha desempe ado una funci n cr tica al proteger los abastecimientos de agua potable de las enfermedades infecciosas transmitidas por agua durante casi un siglo Se ha reconocido ampliamente a la cloraci n del agua potable como uno de los adelantos m s significativos en la protecci n de la salud

  • Chloramines: Understanding “Pool Smell”

    Chemical Compound of the Month: 8658

  • Chlorhexidine: Controlling Infection in Humans and Animals

    Chlorine Compound of the Month: 8659

  • Chlorinated Isocyanurates: Helping to Keep Pool Water Safe and Purify Drinking Water in the Developing World

    Chlorine Compound of the Month: 8660

  • Chlorine and Building Block Chemistry

    Introduction Chlorine, an Element That s Everywhere Chlorine and Public Health From Whiter Whites to Leukemia Medications Introducing Building Block Chemistry More Building Block Chemistry Introduction What do tents, jogging shoes, cosmetics and schoolbooks have in common That s a good question to ask your

  • Chlorine and Drinking Water

    CleanWater Brought to You by Chemistry ACC celebrates WorldWaterDay and the White House Water Summit by releasing a video highlighting the many ways chemistry keeps water flowing from source to tap Q Why is chlorine added to drinking water A Chlorine destroys disease causing germs and helps make wate

  • Chlorine and Healthcare Practices

    Hospital infections are a growing concern for patients as well as the healthcare workers who care for them The U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there are at least 2 million healthcare associated infections each year, causing 90,000 deaths and 4 5 billion in excess health care costs Chlo

  • Chlorine and Infectious Disease

    Infection is a basic fact of nature, and new diseases have been evolving almost as long as life itself, according to Arno Karlen, author of Man and Microbes Disease and Plagues in History and Modern Times Chlorine based disinfectants were first used in a Vienna maternity ward in 1847 by Dr Ignaz Semmelweiss to

  • Chlorine and Medicine

    Chlorine chemistry is essential to more than 88 percent of prescription pharmaceuticals sold in the U S These include critical drugs used to treat high cholesterol, stomach ulcers, anemia, cancer, epilepsy and depression For U S and Canadian consumers, the total benefit of chlorine chemistry in pharmaceuticals i

  • Chlorine and Swimming Pools and Spas

    Q Why is chlorine added to swimming pools and spas A Chlorine kills harmful microorganisms that can cause health related problems in swimming pools and spas Chlorine based swimming pool and spa disinfectants help prevent swimmers ear, athlete s foot, skin rashes and diarrhea Legionnaires Disease and Pontiac

  • Chlorine Benefits

    155

  • Chlorine Bleach

    Q What is chlorine bleach A Chlorine bleach is chlorine to go, providing a convenient vehicle for delivering the germ busting power of chlorine chemistry Chemically speaking, chlorine bleach is a water solution of sodium hypochlorite Common household laundry bleach, used to whiten and disinfect laundry, is t

  • Chlorine Can Bring Chemistry to Life

    Introduce your students to chemistry without tackling the whole periodic table at once Recognizing basic elements as building blocks is essential to the study of science And looking closer at one element in particular chlorine can help ignite students interest in chemistry The following two day study of build

  • Chlorine Chemistry Helps Feed the World

    Along with clean water, a nation s food supply is one of its most vital resources, providing the raw nutrition for everyday living Unfortunately for many, especially in developing countries, food supplies fall short of demand Worldwide, some 850 million people struggle to obtain adequate amounts of food to eat

  • Chlorine Chemistry Helps Manage Asthma Symptoms

    Chlorine chemistry helps relieve and control asthma symptoms for over 20 million Americans Common activities can be frustrating for people with asthma A chronic inflammation of the air passages of the lungs, asthma can force adults and children onto the sidelines of normal activity According to the U S Cent

  • Chlorine Chemistry Helps People See Clearly

    Silicone hydrogel contact lenses, made with the help of chlorine chemistry, are some of the most popular soft contacts on the market Contact Lenses Comfort and Vision Contact lenses are a convenient, practically invisible vision correcting option for people who prefer not to wear glasses Thanks to technolo

  • Chlorine Chemistry in Hospitals

    The modern hospital is a showcase of medical technology designed to help patients heal Chemistry is an essential ingredient in medical technology, and chlorine plays a key role in providing some of the most critical, life saving tools, including intravenous tubing and blood bags, x ray equipment, prostheses, pharm

  • Chlorine Chemistry in the Home

    Chlorine Compound of the Month: 8662

  • Chlorine Chemistry Is a Key to Better Health in the Developing World

    A simple turn of the faucet, and there it is abundant fresh, clean water It can quench your thirst, help cook your food, or provide welcome relief in a hot tub at the end of a hard day but it is not available to all An Essential Commodity Life on Earth is water based Our lives depend on this liquid, which is pu

  • Chlorine Chemistry: Conserving Water and Energy by Producing PVC

    CleanWater Brought to You by Chemistry ACC celebrates WorldWaterDay and the White House Water Summit by releasing a video highlighting the many ways chemistry keeps water flowing from source to tap Chlorine chemistry helps conserve energy and water resources by delivering clean drinking water through su

  • Chlorine Chemistry: Essential to Safer Water for 100 Years, and Running

    CleanWater Brought to You by Chemistry ACC celebrates WorldWaterDay and the White House Water Summit by releasing a video highlighting the many ways chemistry keeps water flowing from source to tap On a mild, early fall day in September, 1908, a water treatment operator at New Jersey s Boonton Reservo

  • Chlorine Chemistry: Helping to Harness the Power of the Sun

    Chlorine chemistry is imperative to purifying silicon used to make both solar cells and integrated circuits, the foundation of modern electronics A Partnership with the Sun For centuries, humans have taken advantage of the tremendous energy of the sun Besides powering the growth of crops, solar energy has long

  • Chlorine Chemistry: Keeping Families Toasty Warm

    One way to keep the heat or cold from escaping is to insulate roofs and walls with rigid polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foam, manufactured with the help of chlorine chemistry Autumn Rituals As autumn leaves and outdoor temperatures fall, families are preparing their home for cold weather Furnaces are being c

  • Chlorine Chemistry: Providing Pharmaceuticals That Keep You and Your Family Healthy

    Modern Medicine Today s pharmacies are stocked with medicines designed to treat everything from seasonal allergy symptoms to cancer Seventy years ago, the cure for strep throat and ear infections included aspirin and long periods of bed rest Thanks to modern antibiotics, these ailments are now usually treated in

  • Chlorine Compound of the Month Library

    Science Center:  183

  • Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2)

    Chlorine Compound of the Month: 8663

  • Chlorine Experiments

    The following experiments demonstrate the usefulness of two products made using chlorine chemistry Sunscreen and Light Energy Antifreeze and the Freezing Point of Water For additional experiments involving chlorine chemistry, check out our Building Block Chemistry resources 452

  • Chlorine Helps Provide Safe Drinking Water Around the Globe

    Unsafe Water A Global Health Crisis Water is essential for life itself Sadly, more than one billion people do not have access to a safe water supply within 1 km of their homes, relying instead on unprotected lakes, streams or shallow wells to meet household needs Even where relatively clean water is available a

  • Chlorine in Our Lives

    Many of you may know that chlorine is used in swimming pools, and to keep our water safe to drink But chlorine has many other important uses as well It is a building block in thousands of products medicines, plastics, other chemicals, paper products, etc Chlorine is used to manufacture each of the following p

  • Chlorine Misinformation During the 1990s Latin American Cholera Epidemic

    Former PAHO official, Fred Reiff, recounts his experiences battling chlorine misinformation during the Latin American cholera epidemic of the 1990s Despite data supporting chlorine s highly beneficial impact on clean water supplies and public health, claims persist that the potential risks of chlorination outweigh

 

 

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