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Fireworks and Sparklers: The Chemistry of Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Colors

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.

The Building Block Chemicals in Building and Construction

Building Safety Month is an international campaign that takes place in May to raise awareness about building safety. Learn how the products of chemistry are a critical element to making sure the buildings where we live, work, learn, and play are durable, safe, and sustainable.

Celebrating Earth Day and a Safer, Healthier Planet through Chemistry

The Earth Day 2023 theme is “invest in our planet,” and products and technologies made possible by chemistry help to do just that, enabling advances in agriculture, water treatment, energy efficiency and more.

Dig Into the Chemistry Behind Gardening

During National Garden Month, learn how chemistry plays a role in cultivating those beautiful flowers, tasty vegetables and succulent herbs in your own backyard. Read on for examples of how the products of chemistry help our gardens thrive.

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.

Chlorine Chemistry in the Home

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

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.

How EPA Prioritizes Chemical Risk Assessments

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is the United States’ primary chemical management law. In 2016, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which modernized TSCA, was signed into law after passing in Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support.

How Do Chemicals Impact the Endocrine System

It Depends on Dose & Duration of Exposure. Many substances and activities can impact the endocrine system – stress, food, and exercise, for example, are among the most common.

Chemical Exposures and Our Endocrine System

The human endocrine system produces hormones that help regulate bodily functions, including metabolism, growth, development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep and mood.

What is a Chemical Exposure?

Everything is made of chemicals – from the food we eat and the water we drink, to the clothes we wear and all of the products we use every day.

Understanding the Major Limitations of Many Chemical Lists

Lists are among the simplest and most widely used tools today – we make to-do lists of chores that need to be done, and grocery lists before we go to the supermarket.

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