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December 15, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 50
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December 15, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 50
Through hands-on activities, demonstrations, and competitions, kids connect chemistry to sports
By Linda Wang
(pp. 10-15)
Features
Government & Policy
OECD report describes research efforts going beyond national borders (pp. 27-28)
Science & Technology
BPA-based polymers' useful properties make them tough materials to replace (pp. 31-33)
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News of the Week

Chemical Firms Slash Employment

Moves come in response to precipitous drop in demand
(p.5)

Changes At Helm For Three Firms

Buffeted by economy, Chemtura, Eastman, and Nova announce new CEOs
(p.6)

Obama's Picks For DOE, EPA

DOE lab head, former New Jersey environment chief selected
(p.6)

Pharma Strategies

Merck launches into the biosimilars business
(p.7)

Schools Face Cuts

Economic downturn compels academic institutions to reduce budgets
(p.7)

ACS Implements Cost Savings

Society institutes limited hiring freeze, changes in employee benefits
(p.9)

European Economy

German chemical industry braces for a slowdown
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Grassroots effort aims to improve quality of nanotoxicology studies
(pp. 25-26)
OECD report describes research efforts going beyond national borders
(pp. 27-28)

Books

The hazards of pharmaceutical and personal care product micropollutants to humans and the environment
(pp. 36-37)
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Science & Technology

The science shows no link between vaccines and autism, but the public is still skeptical
(p.34)
BPA-based polymers' useful properties make them tough materials to replace
(pp. 31-33)
Labs and instrument makers try to detect and understand pharmaceuticals in water
(p.35)

Newscripts

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