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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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Everyday Chemistry

Guidance for Using and Handling Disinfectants Safely

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Health

COVID-19 and How to Help Stop Its Spread

The outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. The following is relevant and useful information about COVID-19, how you can help to stop the spread of it, and what to look for in products to help keep you and your family safe.

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Personal Protective Equipment and Chemistry

The outbreak of COVID-19, which has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), has highlighted the vital role of personal protective equipment (PPE) in healthcare settings.

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Everyday Chemistry

Chemistry in Sports: Textile Chemistry & Performance Fabrics

Learn how textile chemistry, also referred to as fabric chemistry, creates innovative, high-performance fabrics providing benefits to the sporting industry.

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Chloramines: Understanding “Pool Smell”

What causes it and how can it be managed?

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Health

Vaccine Ingredients: Are they safe?

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 Plastic? Answering Common Safety Questions About Plastics Food Packaging

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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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.

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What is a Chemical Exposure?

Three infographics help put chemical exposures in perspective.

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