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Science for a Safer, Healthier Tomorrow

The Need for Research and Guidance on the Potential Risks of Chemical Pollutants

In today’s world, the need for research and guidance on the potential risks of chemical pollutants is significant. Technological innovations are, in many ways, making our lives better. However, there is a growing interest to better understand the human health and environmental risks associated with exposure to chemicals used in these innovations.

For instance, there are more than 140,000 chemicals to manufacture the products that we use on a daily basis, but we only know the health effect of a very small percentage of those chemicals. Independent scientific studies on pollutant exposure safety can have a profound impact on human health, such as leading to a reduction in asthma in children.

Chemical Insights: Supplying the Scientific Insights to Make the World Safer and Healthier

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As an Institute of Underwriters Laboratories, Chemical Insights is a non-profit organization that delivers scientific insight policymakers, healthcare providers, business leaders and consumers depend on to make informed environmental health decisions.

Our mission is to advance safe and healthy working, learning, and living environments. All of our amassed knowledge, scientific studies, rigorous laboratory testing, collaboration, and published materials share this critical mission – to sustain a healthy environment for all people globally.

Our research and initiatives give you the knowledge of what chemicals are in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the products we interact with every day. With this knowledge, you can better understand how these chemicals may affect human health and how to manage their impact. We also have a leadership role in providing the science that will implement improved practices, alternative product design, and changes that enable safer products and healthier environments.

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