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      Economic Trends

      Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (August 20, 2021)

      The economic reports were mixed this week. Retail sales fell by more than anticipated as supply chain disruptions and a pivot toward household spending on services continue....

      Economic Trends

      Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (August 13, 2021)

      The economic reports were few and focused largely on inflation measures. The pace of change in the monthly measures of inflation at both the producer and consumer level moderated. The pace of change, however, remains elevated and concerning as the...

      The Facts About PFAS and Water

      Misleading news reports have created much confusion about the presence of PFAS chemistries in bodies of water around the country. We wanted to take the opportunity to lay out...

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      Safe + Sound Week Places Spotlight on Workplace Health and Safety

      Each August, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) promotes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Safe + Sound Week — a nationwide event emphasizing the importance of workplace health...

      Economic Trends

      Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (August 6, 2021)

      The economic reports were mixed this week. Factory orders gained as did the trade deficit, and construction edged higher. But light vehicle sales retreated again in July. The purchasing manager surveys, however, indicate that the economy was on a...