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Volume 4 | Number 1

About this Issue

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About this Issue

EPA innovation advances chemical safety and sustainability

Science Features

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EPA's ToxCast and ExpoCast: Chemical Screening, Better and Faster

EPA scientists and partners are advancing the next generation of chemical safety assessments.

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Safer, More Sustainable Chemicals

Developing more sustainable chemical processes and improving chemical design.

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Nanomaterials: Harnessing the Potential, Understanding the Risks

Tiny materials with big benefits

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Ask a Scientist

Q & A with Dr. Tina Bahadori

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PCB Research Supports Safer Schools

EPA researchers help answer questions about potential exposures in schools

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Partnerships for a Safer Chemical Future

EPA works with industry, academia, and other agencies to promote chemical safety.

In the News

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EPA Uses Fluorescent Tadpoles to Detect Chemical Toxicity
A France-based company called WatchFrog is using fluorescent tadpoles to detect toxic chemicals in water effluent.

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UCLA Center, Funded by EPA and NSF, Wins Prestigious Award
The University of California Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (UC CEIN) has won the prestigious Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award, the highest environmental award in the state of California.

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EPA and the CPSC Team Up to Research Nanomaterials
EPA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are collaborating to research the potential impacts of nanomaterials (extremely small particles) on human health and the environment.

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Increasing the Efficiency of Chemical Toxicity Tests
An efficient way to find out if a chemical could harm an unborn child is by running the mouse embryonic stem cell test (EST).

Related Feature Articles

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Predicting the Future of Children's Health

EPA's Virtual Embryo project is helping scientists understand how chemical exposure affects a developing embryo.

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Protecting Growth and Development

EPA research is developing the tools and information needed to better understand the potential risks posed by endocrine disrupting chemicals.

Science Matters is produced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development. All content is copyright free, and can be reprinted without permission.

Comments, feedback, and suggestions for future stories are welcome.

Please contact Aaron Ferster: ferster.aaron@epa.gov.

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