Chlorine shapes our lives in exciting and unexpected ways. Experience its powerful impact through news and stories about people around the world.

Vancomycin is a powerful, chlorine-containing antibiotic drug that often works when all other antibiotics fail. It has been called the "antibiotic of last-resort," having saved the lives of patients suffering from serious, stubborn bacterial illnesses.

American Chemistry Council partnered with Politico to tell the powerful story of the role of chlorine chemistry in the fight against Ebola and other critical uses across the globe.


"Please pass the sodium chloride." That's just another way you can request the salt for your baked potato the next time you sit down with your family for dinner. Sodium chloride, regular table salt, is also known as the mineral halite.