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Organizations & People
in Promoting and Defending the Use of Chlorine and Chlorine Containing
There are two organizations established
to promote and protect the use of chlorine and chlorine containing materials
is an independent non-profit organization of workers in the chlorine and
PVC industry who want to react on the allegations against their endeavors.
They point out that they work responsibly and with care to manufacture
products for the well being of society. They note that mankind should
not be excluded from the benefits of chlorine and chlorine products on
the basis of prejudice and false or erroneous information.
Chemistry Council was established in 1993 to participate in
the public policy debate surrounding chlorine chemistry. In this role,
the Chlorine Chemistry Council develops and implements proactive
programs promoting the benefits of chlorine chemistry, and the practice
and understanding of responsible management, or stewardship, for chlorine
chemistry and chlorine-based products. The Council also identifies and
responds to health and environmental issues that involve chlorine chemistry
and chlorine-based products.
Specific activities of the Chlorine Chemistry
Council are aimed at:
comparative risk and risk benefit analyses through the collection,
development, and use of scientific data on health and environmental
issues surrounding chlorine chemistry.
Fostering protection of human health and the environment in the
production, distribution, use, and disposal of the products of chlorine
public awareness of chlorine chemistry and its many societal benefits
through the development and implementation of communications programs.
The Council membership includes all leading
US chlorine producers. The Chlorine Chemistry Council, a
business council of the Chemical Manufacturers Association, is comprised
of manufacturers and users of chlorine and chlorine-based products, and
other organizations with an interest in chlorine chemistry. With a long-term
commitment to balanced classroom discussions of science and the environment,
the Chlorine Chemistry Council has become associated with several nationally
recognized education organizations to develop quality education programs
and materials. The Chlorine Chemistry Council is located in Arlington,
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