#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.

A quick turn of the tap and there it is—clean, flowing water to drink, cook with, bathe in. It is so readily available that we forget that obtaining water for daily living was once a time-consuming task that did not always yield healthy results.

Before cities began routinely treating drinking water, including disinfecting it with chlorine, thousands perished every year from waterborne scourges such as cholera, typhoid fever, dysentery and hepatitis A. Today, worldwide, significant strides in public health and the quality of life are directly linked to the adoption of drinking water chlorination.


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