Chemistry makes it possible to sanitize your home, to breakdown mold and mildew, and to remove stains. In the early 1900s, chemists focused on controlling bacteria and cleaning clothes and home surfaces effectively. In 1913, researchers developed a formula for bleach that was affordable and easy to use.
Sodium hypochlorite molecule
Today, bleach is a household commodity and an effective disinfectant to eliminate billions of germs and bacteria. Chlorine is also a powerful weapon against diseases caused by viruses and bacteria in homes, hospitals, and other buildings.