The World Chlorine Council

is a global network of national and regional trade associations and their member companies representing the chlorine and chlorinated products industries.


The role of chlorine in pools and water safety

Chlorine is essential for maintaining pool and water safety, ensuring our summer activities are safe and enjoyable. When added to pool water, chlorine forms hypochlorous acid, a powerful disinfectant that kills harmful bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. It also oxidizes organic contaminants like sweat and body oils, preventing unpleasant odours […]

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The World Chlorine Council (WCC) produces resource materials to support active engagement and sharing of knowledge with WCC's partners and the public.

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Did You Know?

Chlor-alkali chemistry can help save a person’s life in an automobile accident?

Chlor-alkali chemistry helps ensure billions of people don’t go hungry?

Chlor-alkali chemistry helps friends and families stay in touch?

Chlor-alkali chemistry can help capture the power of the sun?

Chlor-alkali chemistry helps you stay healthy and treat you when you’re sick?

Chlor-alkali chemistry is the last line of defense for soldiers and police officers?

Many personal hygiene items are dependent on chlor-alkali chemistry, including mouthwash, toothpaste and soap.


Chlorine chemistry is essential to help achieve many of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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