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Celebrating Black History Month: Three Notable Black Chemists

Black scientists have pioneered discoveries that changed our world, even in the face of educational and social challenges. During Black History Month, we celebrate three such trailblazers:

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.

Cooking with Silicones

Known for their superior flexibility, heat resistance, non-stick properties and safety for human health, silicones are a reliable and convenient partner in the kitchen.

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.

Role of Chemistry in Vaccine Ingredients and Safety

Hailed as one of the ten great public health achievements of the 20th Century by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), vaccines can help save 2 to 3 million lives every year.

Video: A Day Without Antimicrobials

For most of us, it is hard to imagine not being able to safely take a sip of water, do laundry, or exercise without worry. Thankfully, as long as we have the help of antimicrobials, we can feel safe as these microbe fighters are working hard to combat harmful microorganisms and maintain a healthier, safer world.

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.

Video: PFAS: Making Modern Life Possible

PFAS are a diverse universe of chemistries that are essential to modern life. They provide products with strength, durability, stability, and resilience.

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.

Chemistry in Everyday Life: Ways to Introduce Chemistry to Kids

Chemistry isn’t just a course requirement – it’s a key part of many of the items students use throughout the school day. Chemical compounds help create durable and reliable school supplies, clothes, sports equipment and classroom learning aids.

Chemistry of Cosmetics: 20 Chemicals in Personal Care Products

Chemicals in personal care and makeup products have many uses, from preserving the product and adding fragrance, to providing sun protection and making the product feel smooth and silky.

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.

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