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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Health

Chemical Exposures and Our Endocrine System

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

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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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Chemistry’s Role in Your Holiday Celebrations

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

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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.

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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Sunscreen and Summertime Safety

Health experts agree that using sunscreen is important during summer activities to protect exposed skin from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays.

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