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Medical breakthroughs and innovative technologies made possible by chemistry provide a deeper understanding of human health and the causes of, and better treatments for, infectious diseases, enabling people to live longer and healthier lives.

Advances in chemistry play an instrumental role in increasing agricultural production to feed a global community. Chemical products protect plants from pest infestation, increase crop production through the use of high-yield seeds and fertilizers and slow soil erosion.

Chemistry is essential to safe drinking water. Advances in chemistry include disinfectants that kill germs and prevent disease, polymer membrane filters that remove impurities, and materials for pipes that protect water, from its source to the tap.

Chemistry makes possible the new technologies and materials needed for sustainable construction and urban mobility, including new insulation, adhesives, sealants and lightweight materials used by both the construction and transport sectors.

Nearly all renewable energy sources and technologies – wind, solar, natural gas and new vehicle technologies – depend on innovations in chemistry to become more efficient, affordable and scalable.

Chemistry is the backbone of new products and technologies that improve the quality of life for individuals today and enable a more sustainable future.

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