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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.

Unmasking Chemistry’s Contributions to Halloween Safety and Fun

It’s that time of year again…leaves are falling, there’s a nip in the air and little witches and wizards are getting set to make their rounds.

How Face Masks Help Protect Against COVID-19

It’s been more than a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and although people are starting to get vaccinated, the virus continues to spread.

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.

Chemical Testing & Approval

While chemical makers invest significant resources to study and test their products, Americans also need to feel confident that the federal regulatory system is working to protect their families and the environment.

The Sweet Chemistry of Five Summer Fruits

You may hear a lot of talk that “chemical free” foods are the healthiest for you and your family. But even Mother Nature knows that chemicals are in everything, including the healthiest, most delicious foods.

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.

Keeping Lunch Cool: The Chemistry of Lunch Boxes

As parents are preparing kids for back-to-school, lunch boxes are often at the top of the shopping list. Lunch boxes can fit easily into backpacks and help protect soft foods like bananas and peaches during busy commutes and chaotic school days.

Is It Safe to Microwave Plastic? Answering Common Safety Questions About Plastics Food Packaging

Heating up last night’s leftovers in a plastic container? It’s easy to check to see whether a plastic container or wrap is safe to use in the microwave.

Using Disinfectant Products Safely

Disinfectant products can effectively reduce germs that can make us sick. However, it’s important to know how to use these products safely to prevent accidental poisonings and other serious injuries.

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