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Chemicals and the Fight Against Zika

Posted by Diane Milner on Jun 5, 2016 10:30:00 AM

The Zika virus is spreading quickly, and with it are fears concerning birth defects, extended illnesses, and even death. Actually first detected in humans in the 1950s, certain areas – South America, Central America, and parts of the Southeastern U.S. – are currently experiencing Zika outbreaks, or the threat thereof. How can commercial chemicals help fight this frightening disease?

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Topics: Chemical Related Heath Issues

Chemical Responsibility: Correcting the Flint Water Crisis through Analytical Chemistry

Posted by Diane Milner on May 29, 2016 1:00:00 PM

In April 2014, the city of Flint, Michigan switched its primary water source from that treated by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the nearby Flint River. In the ensuing months, nearly 12,000 children have begun experiencing a series of health issues related to everything from lead poisoning to Legionnaire’s Disease. What happened, and what can be done about it now?

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Topics: Chemical Related Heath Issues