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Jobs and Economic Impact

The business of chemistry provides 811,000 skilled, good-paying American jobs—earning 44 percent more than the average manufacturing pay.


Pharmaceuticals are central to human health and welfare, and 93% of pharmaceuticals sold in the U.S. rely on chlorine chemistry. These medicines and innovations have increased life expectancy by more than 30 years over the past century.

LRI Research Program

The Long Range Research Initiative LRI was established by the American Chemistry Council in 1999 to demonstrate its commitment to advance scientific understanding of the potential impacts of chemicals on human health and the environment By design, the LRI research program does not focus on specific chemicals but r

Validation Studies of the Intact Adult Male Rat Screening Assay (IAMSRA)

Jeffrey Davis and Susan Borghoff.  Integrated Laboratory Systems, INC. The Intact Adult Male Rat Screening Assay (IAMRSA) is designed as a mode of action screening assay for evaluating endocrine activity. Within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Endocrine Disruptor

Research Abstracts Database

Abstracts for Current Projects Project abstracts are a primary source of information regarding the status and progress for LRI’s currently funded projects. These abstracts are provided each year by the principal


The business of chemistry excels at continuously bringing new, imaginative and innovative ideas to market—applied technology in medical devices, aerospace, computing, cars, fuels and more.

Chlorine Production

Q Why is chlorine produced A It is not an exaggeration to say that chlorine and chlorine chemistry the use of chlorine in chemical processes are essential to everyday life Chlorine is used in a vast range of chemical processes to create thousands of often indispensable products While perhaps best known for its

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

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

Center for Endocrine Screening and Testing

ACC's Center for Endocrine Screening and Testing is a premier scientific, technical, and advocacy resource for the chemical industry on endocrine issues, particularly with regard to EPA' EDSP.

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