Everyday you use or come in contact with a number of chemical substances. They are: components of auto products; used in the home (maintenance and office), in personal care, in arts and crafts, in pet care, and in landscaping (for example, pesticides). Many are beneficial and necessary to the life you lead; others have properties—and hold potential harms—that have not been evaluated.
You may not have much information about these products, or their ingredients, manufacturers, and health effects.
This portal is designed to support your understanding of the chemicals in—and around—you.
Cumulative Risk Assessment of PhthalatesLast Updated on 2008-12-26 at 19:56A National Research Council Committee report says that “. . . [t]he U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should examine whether combined exposures to chemicals known as... More »
Nature-Altering ScienceLast Updated on 2008-12-11 at 23:28The National Science Foundation has announced that two of its ". . . sponsored research studies say public acceptance of the relatively new, nature-altering science of... More »
Man-Made Chemicals in Drinking WaterLast Updated on 2008-12-05 at 21:15The U.S. Geological Survey's National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program/Source Water-Quality Assessment (SWQA) Program has released a wealth of information on "Man-Made... More »
Chemicals in HumansLast Updated on 2008-09-17 at 07:26Many people are surprised to learn that they may have a variety of chemical substances in their bodies. Many of these substances are foreign to the human body. They may be natural... More »
In Your FoodLast Updated on 2008-09-17 at 07:14Some times, you may wonder what is in the food that finally makes its way to your table.
Results from a long-term study effort by the U.S. Geological Survey’s Toxic Substances... More »