Exploring Environmental Science

While many people would claim that money, data, or food are our most important resources in the world – none of that matters without a world to house them in.  Environmental science has far-reaching consequences for man’s survival, and explores many facets of the world in which we live.  Currently, there are scientists studying many […]

10 Things You Need To Know About REACH Compliance

REACH is designed to protect people and the environment from the harmful effects of chemicals and things made from them. They are European-wide regulations, affecting an incredibly diverse range of substances, goods and products. Some companies will have no doubt that they need to take action to comply with REACH, but others will be confused […]

BPA in Plastics: Environmentalist Straw-Man?

The plastics industry makes BPA, which is the abbreviation for bisphenol A. This plastics substance has been used since the 1950s for, as Marianne Smith Edge, the International Food Information Council’s Senior Vice President of Nutrition and Food Safety, says, preventing “the corrosion of cans…It’s used to prevent contamination of foods…BPA packaging [serves] as an […]

7 Tips to Ensure Safety When Working in a Laboratory

OECD on Risks and Benefits of Nanomaterials

Innovation can bring benefits, but possible risks too. The emergence of nanotechnology, which manipulates barely visible materials for industrial purposes, is a case in point, and policymakers are taking a close look. All kinds of nanomaterials are now found in common household items, from sports gear and sunscreens to socks and dresses, from beds and […]