ChemMatters Online

December 2014/ January 2015

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Are Chemicals Getting a Bad Rap?
By Brian Rohrig

Everything around us is made of chemicals, yet many people think they can buy or eat “chemical-free” products. We demystify the myths behind the popular meaning of the word “chemical.”

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So Tired in the Morning... The Science of Sleep
By Kristin Harper

Why is it so hard for most teens to wake up early in the morning? It turns out the brain chemistry of teens is different than that of children and adults.

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Keeping Tabs on Air Pollution from Space

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Nutrition Label Facts

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