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Chemistry’s Role in Your Holiday Celebrations

From veggie casseroles to pie, chemistry is enabling tasty feasts...

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Everyday Chemistry

Chemistry - A Star Player In Student Athletics

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Chemical Safety

"The Dose Makes the Poison"

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Videos

Are There Really Thousands of Untested Chemicals in Our Products?

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Health

Vaccine Ingredients and Safety

Vaccines save an estimated 2.5 million lives every year from infectious diseases. Let's take a closer look!

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Chemistry 101

What is a Chemical Exposure?

Three infographics help put chemical exposures in perspective.

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Chemical Exposures and Our Endocrine System

Learn about the science behind how chemicals interact with the body’s endocrine system.

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Questions about Microwaving Plastics?

Check your container! FDA reviews and evaluates whether a plastic is safe for the microwave.

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More Chemistry Info.

Chemical Ingredients 101: How to Read a Product Label

Why are ingredient labels so complex?

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Government Regulation of Chemicals

Learn more about the primary federal regulation overseeing the safety of chemical products—the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and bipartisan efforts to update the law.

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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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Understanding Risk and Hazard When it Comes to Chemicals

Understanding the difference between risk and hazard, and how science is used to assess the safety of the chemical ingredients used.

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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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