February 1, 2010 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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February 1, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 5
February 1, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 5
Shorter perfluoroalkyl chain lengths improve environmental profile of versatile stain-, grease-, and water-repelling chemicals
By Stephen K. Ritter
(pp. 12-17)
Government & Policy
Laboratory accidents in academia to be investigated by chemical safety board (pp. 25-26)
Science & Technology
The future of research on the International Space Station is up in the air (pp. 32-33)
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Government & Policy

Laboratory accidents in academia to be investigated by chemical safety board
(pp. 25-26)
Chemical shippers want congress to tighten oversight of freight rates
(pp. 27-28)
Chemical Regulation: Citing concerns about persistence and toxicity, EPA toughens rules