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Using Chemical Coding to Track Plastic Pollution

December 6, 2022 | Comments Off on Using Chemical Coding to Track Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution is the accumulation of synthetic plastics — think plastic bottles, plastic pack rings, plastic packaging, bottle caps, straws, and hundreds of other plastic items. It’s a widespread problem, and we need to do something about it.  But why is it a problem? Plastic pollution causes harm to wildlife — animals ingest and choke on plastic.…

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What Is Wood-Based Degradable Plastic?

November 15, 2022 | Comments Off on What Is Wood-Based Degradable Plastic?

Home furnishings could be replaced with a new wood-based degradable plastic that can be broken down without any harmful effects on the environment. Researchers in Sweden say this new material would replace traditional home furnishings such as cabinets, countertops, doors, and even wallboards. Unlike current home products — this new degradable wood-based plastic can be created…

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Is This the End of Household Harmful Chemicals?

October 7, 2022 | Comments Off on Is This the End of Household Harmful Chemicals?

Forever chemicals, also known as “PFAS,” may have serious health risks, with complications and side effects including cancer and birth defects. But what actually are they, and where are they found? Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are used to make endless household objects, from non-stick cookware, water repellents, pizza boxes, rubbers and plastics, food packaging, electronics, and…

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Wind Turbines and Chlorine Chemistry: What You Need to Know

August 26, 2022 | Comments Off on Wind Turbines and Chlorine Chemistry: What You Need to Know

Wind turbines are here to stay – a sustainable and renewable power source. In fact, over the last ten years, wind power capacity has grown 15% per year – it’s now the largest source of power in the United States, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.  Not only are wind turbines sustainable, but they’re beautiful…

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What Does BPA Free Mean?

July 29, 2022 | Comments Off on What Does BPA Free Mean?

We’ve all heard the term “BPA” but what does it actually mean?  BPA, properly known as “bisphenol A” is a chemical compound used in the manufacturing process of certain plastics. It’s colorless and often included in water bottles, canned foods, toiletries, household electrics, and other products. But if it’s so useful and widely used, then…

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How Many New Drugs Are Discovered Each Year?

July 21, 2022 | Comments Off on How Many New Drugs Are Discovered Each Year?

There’s never been a better time to be alive – there are thousands of prescription drugs and medications to improve life-span, life quality, and, more recently, provide protection against deadly diseases.  According to Drug Bank online, there’s a total of 14665 drugs TOTAL in the world. This includes prescription drugs, illicit drugs, and everything in-between. That’s…

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What Is the Study of Organic Chemistry?

June 29, 2022 | Comments Off on What Is the Study of Organic Chemistry?

Organic chemistry is one of five main types of chemistry, with others including analytical, physical, inorganic, and biochemistry. But what is the study of organic chemistry? In organic chemistry, chemists create, explore, and develop new compounds. It’s a highly creative science, allowing us to find new compounds and better ways to synthesize current compounds. Finding…

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What Is a Constant Variable in Science?

April 28, 2022 | Comments Off on What Is a Constant Variable in Science?

Chances are you’ve heard of the phrase “constant variable” in science before. But what does it actually mean? A constant variable, sometimes known as a control variable, is something you keep the same during an experiment. Control variables help researchers better understand the effect independent variables have in research, producing more accurate results and allowing…

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Why Are Catalysts Important?

March 14, 2022 | Comments Off on Why Are Catalysts Important?

Chances are, you’ve heard of catalysts before. But do you actually know what they are and what they are used for? These substances are used to speed up chemical reactions. For example, Nickel is used in the hydrogenation of palm oil into margarine, a catalyst breaks down the pulp of paper to make it smooth,…

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Chemistry and Cooking: What You Need to Know

February 28, 2022 | Comments Off on Chemistry and Cooking: What You Need to Know

Often, the words “chemistry and cooking” do not go well together. We’re told that living a life with chemicals is dangerous.  However, people often forget that chemicals and chemistry are essential to our daily life. In particular, chemistry and cooking go hand in hand. For example, the art of cooking itself is chemistry; we use…

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