With Thanksgiving just around the corner, there will be plenty of politics to argue over turkey dinner. But the one place politics should have no place? Science. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is tasked with recalling dangerous products and guiding Americans to make safe purchasing decisions, so you might assume...

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This morning, the Consumer Product Safety Commission decided on a party-line vote to ban organohalogen flame retardants from children’s products, furniture, mattresses, and electronics. Surely it would make sense to ban them if every organohalogen flame retardant (try saying that five times fast) were more dangerous than the fires they prevent. But it...

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A recent study from the from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health was the first to find an association between a group of chemicals called organophosphate flame retardants (PFRs) and the number of successful fertilizations, implantations, pregnancies, and live births among women receiving in vitro fertilization. Most of us (we’re talking...

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Everyone loves to hate fake news, but would you believe fake transparency has influenced shopping habits since before Trump began feuding with CNN? If you’ve ever stepped foot in a grocery store, you’ve seen fake transparency. Salt labeled GMO-free (even though salt is a mineral which doesn’t have genes to modify)...

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With most of the country's students heading back to school, leftovers and meal prepping will be many parents' saving grace during busy weeknights. But if there's one old wives tale that makes mealtime more stressful, it's the myth that you can't microwave food in plastic containers. After all, microwaves do make...

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Everyone loves to hate fake news, but would you believe fake transparency has influenced shopping habits since before Trump began feuding with CNN? If you’ve ever stepped foot in a grocery store, you’ve seen fake transparency. Salt labeled GMO-free (even though salt is a mineral which doesn’t have genes to modify)...

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As parents resume the early morning rush of sending their kids back to school, leftovers and make-ahead meals are often the easiest way to ensure everyone is getting the nutrition they need. But while busy families try to make better health decisions, some activists are blaming an unlikely aggressor for...

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Earlier this week, our chief science officer Dr. Joseph Perrone wrote an opinion piece for The Tribune-Democrat about toxic chemicals supposedly lurking in your children’s school supplies. You can read a portion of the piece below, or the entire article on The Tribune-Democrat’s website: With the competitive back-to-school market expected to...

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Friday night lights are soon to be ablaze as schools across the nation welcome the return of their students – and fall sports. And although the jock-verses-nerd plot will surely continue to have a home in popular culture, our student athletes owe much of their safety to chemistry. High school football players...

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In just a few hours, Americans will witness the first total solar eclipse to touch coast-to-coast in almost 100 years. If reactions to past galactic news are any indication, for a brief few days, interest in science and technology will spike. After all, how often does the average person find themselves...

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