Chlorine Chemistry Council introduces coloring and activity book

Two mighty superheroes -The Chlorin8tor and Little Hector, The Disinfector-are the stars of a new downloadable coloring and activity book created by the Chlorine Chemistry Council®.

Mar 9th, 2004

ARLINGTON, VA, March 9, 2004 -- Two mighty superheroes -The Chlorin8tor and Little Hector, The Disinfector-are the stars of a new downloadable coloring and activity book created by the Chlorine Chemistry Council®.

Water Germs Busted by Chlorine! helps students understand the value and science of drinking water chlorination.

In their first adventure, The Chlorin8tor and Little Hector explore the biology of four common waterborne pathogens through the lens of a microscope. The duo introduce the germ-busting power of chlorine through The Chlorin8tor's trusty Electron Grabber tool.

Students can color enlarged sketches of water germs and, on the same page, examine actual microphotographs of each germ.

"Chlorination of drinking water is one of the most important public health developments of the past thousand years," said C.T. "Kip" Howlett, Jr., Executive Director of the Chlorine Chemistry Council.

"Throughout history, millions of people have died of waterborne diseases such as cholera and typhoid fever. Even today, in the developing world, the lack of clean water and sanitation exact a huge toll in human lives and suffering. This new educational resource will help students understand the powerful contribution that chlorine disinfection of drinking water makes to modern life."

To download Water Germs Busted by Chlorine!, visit the Science Center at:
http://www.science-education.org.

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