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Month: July 2014

Biomonitoring Equivalents: A valuable scientific tool for making better chemical safety decisions

Among all the discussion and debate about improving how chemicals are managed to ensure the public and the environment are protected from potentially harmful exposures, at least one point...

What makes polystyrene so different from styrene? It’s a matter of chemistry

This post was updated in April 2016. The updated version can be found here.  The U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has released its review of the U.S. National...

Picking up the pace: Q&A with DHS director David Wulf on chemical security

By any measure, it’s been a very productive year for advancing the effort to secure chemical facilities and protect communities. Thanks to a strong commitment by leadership at the...

Plasticity 2014: New ways of thinking about old problems

Plasticity 2014 was an inspiring event.  This annual discussion about the future of plastics brings together designers, brand owners, environmental groups, and public and private sector leaders to discuss...

New study highlights significant potential to recover energy from waste in the U.S.

Most people don’t give a second thought to where their trash goes once it’s hauled away, but thanks to exciting developments in technologies that recover energy from waste, it’s...