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Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide, a chemical that appears as a colorless liquid, is used in a wide range of cleaning and personal care products, including hair dyes and bleaches, toothpaste and mouthwashes, bathroom cleaners and laundry stain removers.

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Chemical Safety

How EPA Prioritizes Chemical Risk Assessments

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Health

Tips: Returning to School during COVID-19

Reopening schools has parents and teachers alike concerned about the health and safety of students returning to school during COVID-19. View the guidelines.

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Chemistry 101

Chemical Families: Similar but Not the Same

Chemicals in the same family, also called chemical group, are not the same. See why banning entire chemical families can have adverse consequences.

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Guides: COVID-19 and the Dangers of Self-Medicating

There has been a 20% increase in poison control center inquiries since January 2020. Avoid these dangerous at-home coronavirus self-medications.

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Everyday Chemistry

Tips: Using and Handling Disinfectants Safely

Now more than ever we rely on disinfectant products to keep us safe. Explore this guide on how to use disinfectants properly to avoid misuse.

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Health

FAQs: COVID-19 and How to Stop Its Spread

Explore FAQs and useful information about COVID-19, how you can help to stop the spread of the coronavirus, and what to look for in disinfectant products.

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Health

Guides: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Chemistry

The outbreak of COVID-19 has highlighted the vital role of personal protective equipment in healthcare settings. Explore chemistry's role in keeping you safe.

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Health

Vaccine Ingredients: Are they safe?

Vaccines help prevent illnesses.

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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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Unmasking Chemistry’s Contributions to Halloween Safety

Chemistry is a part of Halloween's tricks and treats.

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The Science of Candy: Sugar Chemistry

(Candy) corny chemistry facts

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Antimicrobials

Antimicrobials are substances or mixtures of substances used to destroy or suppress the growth of harmful microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, or fungi on inanimate objects and surfaces. 

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Cleaning Products

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What is Hydrogen Peroxide? Uses, Properties and Questions | Chemical Safety Facts

Hydrogen peroxide, a chemical that appears as a colorless liquid, is used in a wide range of cleaning and personal care products, including hair dyes and bleaches, toothpaste and mouthwashes, bathroom cleaners and laundry stain removers.

Read more: What is Hydrogen Peroxide? Uses, Properties and Questions | Chemical Safety Facts