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The Chemistry Behind a Healthy Smile

It's National Oral Health Month, and what better way to celebrate than by diving into the chemistry behind your daily dental routine?

Chloramines: Understanding “Pool Smell”

A whiff of pool water—often described as the smell of chlorine—can stir happy thoughts of summer. However, if strong enough, “pool smell” can signify a source of irritation to the eyes, lungs and skin of swimmers.

Chlorine in Pools: How Chlorine Keeps Pools Safe

Most people probably wouldn’t want to go swimming in a giant, germ-filled petri dish. But without modern chemistry, that’s what swimming in pools could be like.

Fired Up for Summer: The Chemistry of a Barbecue

It’s National Barbecue Month, and as we officially kick off the start of summer this Memorial Day, many Americans will be firing up their grills and hosting friends and family for an outdoor barbecue. How does chemistry play a role in barbecuing? Read on to find out!

How Advanced Recycling Can Recover More Plastic for Recycling

Advanced recycling takes plastic waste beyond traditional, mechanical recycling methods to enable recycling of a wider variety of discarded plastic products. Learn about advanced recycling technologies, how they differ from traditional recycling, and more.

Learning about Microplastics: Frequently Asked Questions

Microplastics are small plastic particles that result from both commercial product development and the breakdown of larger plastics.

Types of Plastic Food Packaging and Safety: A Close-Up Look

You don’t have to be a scientist to understand the many ways plastics are useful.

Dig Into the Chemistry Behind Gardening

During National Garden Month, learn how chemistry plays a role in cultivating those beautiful flowers, tasty vegetables and succulent herbs in your own backyard. Read on for examples of how the products of chemistry help our gardens thrive.

Is It Safe to Microwave Plastic? Answering Common Safety Questions About Plastics Food Packaging

Heating up last night’s leftovers in a plastic container? It’s easy to check to see whether a plastic container or wrap is safe to use in the microwave.

Celebrating Science and Chemistry During Women’s History Month

March marks Women's History Month, a time to celebrate the achievements of women who have broken barriers and paved the way in various fields.

The Crucial Role of Disinfectant Use in Public Spaces

In the ongoing battle against infectious diseases, the use of disinfectants in public spaces has become an indispensable tool in helping to safeguarding the health and well-being of communities.

The Science of Candy: Sugar Chemistry

This Valentines Day, learn about the chemistry behind those sweet treats you’re giving your Valentine. Have you ever wondered how candy is made?

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