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How Chlorine Keeps Pools Safe for Summertime Fun

Learn the facts about the chemicals that protect us from harmful bacteria during summer dips in the pool.

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Chemical Safety

Debunking the Myths: Are there really 84,000 chemicals?

If you’ve ever read a news article or blog post about chemicals, you may have heard the oft-cited claim that there are 84,000 chemicals in commerce but only 200 of these have been tested for safety. This is false!

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Chemical Safety

Spotting Bad Science

It’s important to be able to evaluate the evidence behind a scientific claim.

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Health

Do Chemicals Affect the Endocrine System?

How a chemical interacts with the endocrine system depends on a variety of factors including dose, duration, and frequency. Learn more.

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Health

Vaccine Ingredients: Are they safe? | Chemical Safety Facts

Vaccines save an estimated 2.5 million lives every year from infectious diseases, but how do we know vaccines are safe? Here are common vaccine ingredients.

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Everyday Chemistry

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.

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Chemistry 101

Chemical Ingredients 101: How to Read a Product Label

Why are ingredient labels so complex?

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Chemicals and the Endocrine System | Chemical Safety Facts

Chemical effects on the endocrine system depend on the dosage and duration of exposure. Learn more about chemicals and how they impact the endocrine system.

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Is It Safe to Microwave Plastics? | Chemical Safety Facts

All plastic food packaging must meet stringent U.S. FDA safety standards. But to see if a plastic container is safe to microwave, check the packaging label.

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More Chemistry Info.

Is It Safe to Microwave Plastics? | Chemical Safety Facts

Although all plastic food packaging must pass strict FDA safety standards, some types of plastics are not meant for reheating in the microwave. Learn more.

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What Makes Polystyrene Different from Styrene? It’s a Matter of Chemistry.

What’s the difference between styrene and polystyrene? Although the names sound familiar, styrene and polystyrene are different and have completely different properties.

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Sweet Chemistry of 5 Summer Fruits

Even Mother Nature knows that chemicals are naturally in everything, including the healthiest, most delicious foods.

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Are There Really Thousands of Untested Chemicals in Our Products?

Learn the truth about chemicals in commerce here.

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What is a Chemical Exposure?

Three infographics help put chemical exposures in perspective.

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