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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.

Debunking the Myths: Are there really 84,000 chemicals?

If you’ve ever read a news article or blog post about chemicals, you may have heard the oft-cited claim that there are 84,000 chemicals in commerce but only 200 of these have been tested for safety.

COVID-19 and the Dangers of Self-Medicating

Ongoing concerns about COVID-19 have led to some people to “self-medicate” to treat the virus or prevent contracting it.

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