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The Facts About PFAS and COVID-19

Despite what has been claimed, there is no scientific consensus that exposure to certain PFAS interfere with immune response. While one research team has reported an association between levels...

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The Importance of Relevant Best Available Science on 1,3-Butadiene’s TSCA Risk Evaluation

As we move from the first 10 risk evaluations to the next 20 high-priority risk evaluations, it is imperative that the 2016 TSCA amendments be followed for current and...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (December 4, 2020)

This week’s economic reports provided a mixed picture. Labor markets appear to be repairing but too slowly for many and today’s employment report was a disappointment to say the least. Although the unemployment ticked down the level of job...

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Formaldehyde and the Need for Best Available Science

As we move forward in our series on the importance of the 2016 TSCA amendments, the next chemical we are going to focus on is one that you may...

An Unexpected Trio: Hygiene, Nutrition, and Chemistry

This year we’ve all been reminded of the importance of washing our hands often and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces in the battle against the COVID-19 virus. But we probably...