Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being is essential to sustainable development and building prosperous societies. ICCA is committed to continuing advancements in chemistry that enable people to live longer, healthier lives.
Once deadly diseases have been eradicated through advances in chemistry. Medical breakthroughs and innovative technologies enable people to live longer, healthier lives.
Technologies made possible by chemistry enable water conservation and reuse, and the transformation of contaminated water into clean, safe drinking water.
Chlorine-based water disinfectants, used to help protect consumers from diseases, remain in wide use to maintain drinking water quality during storage and distribution.
Chemistry provides health care innovations and protects those who need it most; gear and equipment military, first responders and rescue teams use are products of chemistry.
Measles vaccinations – another product of the chemical and pharmaceutical industries – have saved more than 20 million lives since 2000.