The chlorine industry contributes over $421.5 billion in annual economic benefits to North American consumers and supports 245,000 U.S. jobs. It helps provide thousands of essential products, including clean drinking water, energy-efficient building materials, electronics, fiber optics, solar energy cells, 88 percent of life-saving pharmaceuticals, 89 percent of crop protection compounds, and much more.

The Chlorine Chemistry Division of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents major producers and users of chlorine in North America. The Division works to promote and protect the sustainability of chlorine chemistry processes, products and applications in accordance with the principles of Responsible Care® .

Important Resources

Video: Pool Chemical Safety

ACC and The Chlorine Institute developed a video that includes health and safety messages from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The video offers backyard pool owners and public pool operators tips on the safe use and storage of pool chemicals and encourages people to read product labels and follow the manufacturers’ instructions carefully for use, handling and storage. » Watch the video here

Video: Preventing Unintended Chemical Injection

Each year dozens of visitors to aquatic facilities are accidentally exposed to chlorine gas due to a failure of the electrical interlock between the water circulation pump and chemical feed equipment. This video presents steps that aquatic staff can take to reduce the risk of unintended exposure to chlorine gas. » Watch the video here

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