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How Chemistry Helps You Enjoy Holiday Festivities

The holiday season is upon us. Let’s look at some of the ways chemistry helps us enjoy the many activities of the season.

Why Chemicals Should be Managed Based on Risks Rather than Hazards Alone

Chemistry is essential to modern life and key to solving some of the world’s greatest challenges.

What You Want To Know About Insect Repellent and Chemical Safety

The insect repellents we rely on in the great outdoors are a type of pesticide. ​People often think the term “pesticide” refers only to a product that kills insects, but pesticide is a broader term that includes products designed to repel – not kill – pests.

Toys and Chemicals: Regulations to Help Keep Kids Safe

Gifting toys to children is one of the many joys of the holiday season. To help you choose toys that are fun and safe for the kids in your life, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently released updated data and tips for buying safe, age-appropriate toys.

The Chemistry of a Healthy Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving, we express gratitude and share a traditional meal with family and friends. And whether you’re cooking a feast for two or 20, you can be thankful for the role that chemistry plays when preparing the turkey, side dishes, and pies.

Understanding Chemical Safety

Innovations in chemistry have helped improve our quality of life for centuries in a variety of ways. Products of chemistry support agriculture by helping people to produce and raise healthy crops and livestock.

Chlorine Chemistry in the Home

Chlorine chemistry plays an important role in providing for functional, safe and comfortable homes.

The Bright History of Chemistry and Fireworks

On the Fourth of July, fireworks illuminate the sky in dazzling displays of pyrotechnics. Fireworks are a marvel of chemistry, dating back to ancient China.

Chemistry in Sports: Textile Chemistry Innovations in Performance Apparel and Sports Equipment

Walking, running, cycling, swimming, yoga, fitness classes and team sports are just some of the seemingly endless options for exercise. In many instances, there is specific clothing and sports equipment for these activities.

Sunscreen

The two main types of sunscreens are mineral sunscreens (also known as sunblock) which deflect UV rays, and chemical sunscreens which absorb sunlight.

Spring Cleaning? All You Need is a Little Elbow Grease and Good Chemistry

Whether your spring-cleaning checklist includes disinfecting kitchen surfaces or scrubbing the floor, you are probably using a cleaning product.

Video: Chemistry in the Great Outdoors

From durable sneakers to waterproof jackets, chemistry plays a big role in all types of outdoor activities. Learn how outdoors and chemistry work together.

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