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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.

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.

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.


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

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.

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.

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