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Cheryl Hogue at Chemical & Engineering News College of William and Mary, B.S.,biology
Johns Hopkins University, M.S., environmental sciences & policy

Member, Society of Environmental Journalists, board member for six years.

Is long-term persistence in the #environment enough reason to regulate the "forever #chemicals" called PFAS? #California...
04/22/2021
For PFAS, is environmental persistence on its own enough to trigger regulation?

Is long-term persistence in the #environment enough reason to regulate the "forever #chemicals" called PFAS? #California regulators say yes and are on the verge of setting a world precedent, though their actions would affect just #PFAS in rugs and carpets https://cen.acs.org/environment/persistent-pollutants/PFAS-environmental-persistence-own-enough/99/i14?utm_source=Staff&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CEN

Industry is pushing back against California’s use of this rationale to regulate these chemicals as a class

Chemistry humor!
03/04/2021

Chemistry humor!

Chemistry humor!

Cool news for those with red-green color blindness!
02/24/2021

Cool news for those with red-green color blindness!

New contact lenses that incorporate gold nanoparticles could one day offer a safe, convenient way for people with red-green color blindness to better distinguish those colors. Learn how they work here: http://ow.ly/RsRB50DGSYL

Scientific integrity in federal agencies, immigration policies affecting foreign students studying in the US, and trade ...
12/17/2020
Podcast: How will Joe Biden and Kamala Harris steer federal policies that are important to chemists?

Scientific integrity in federal agencies, immigration policies affecting foreign students studying in the US, and trade tariffs. These 3 policies are key to the audience of Chemical & Engineering News -- and the Biden-Harris administration will likely impact them. Check out this episode of the Stereo Chemistry podcast, which yours truly had a big part in.

Experts tell Stereo Chemistry about the changes they foresee for federal policy on scientific integrity, foreign students, and trade

What's so special about the little bottles that vaccines come in? Will there be enough for a COVID-19 vaccine? I tackle ...
09/28/2020
Vials vital for COVID-19 vaccine

What's so special about the little bottles that vaccines come in? Will there be enough for a COVID-19 vaccine? I tackle these questions:

Tiny bottles with special properties are essential for distribution

"I can't breathe" -- air pollution and environmental (in)justice.
08/24/2020
The rise of environmental justice

"I can't breathe" -- air pollution and environmental (in)justice.

In the midst of a pandemic and an uprising for racial equity, advocates for communities of color near industrial facilities seize the moment

"I can't breathe" -- air pollution and environmental justice.
08/24/2020
The rise of environmental justice

"I can't breathe" -- air pollution and environmental justice.

In the midst of a pandemic and an uprising for racial equity, advocates for communities of color near industrial facilities seize the moment

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08/06/2020
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Chemists recognized the red-orange smoke from videos of the explosion in Beirut, which left over 100 dead and hundreds of thousands homeless. Lebanese officials traced the source back to improperly stored ammonium nitrate used in fertilizer.

See the full breakdown of the chemistry behind the explosion here.

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06/23/2020
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The US EPA will not impose federal limits for perchlorate in drinking water. The decision is welcome by several federal agencies whose operations contaminate aquifers with perchlorate. The chemical is linked to birth defects in iodine deficient women exposed to it.

Sam the memer
02/23/2020

Sam the memer

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01/24/2020
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US companies will have to report releases of 160 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). As required by a new law, the EPA places dozens of PFAS on the toxic release inventory. The first reports from companies will cover releases in 2020 to air, water, and soil.

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12/18/2019
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NY is banning the sale of some consumer goods containing more than 2 ppm of 1,4-dioxane at the end of 2022 and is the first in the US to set a maximum contaminant limit.

How to say goodbye to PFAS
11/27/2019
How to say goodbye to PFAS

How to say goodbye to PFAS

Researchers call for phaseout of fluorochemicals based on health, safety, and societal need

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11/07/2019
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EPA wants chemical manufacturing plants to cut down on their emissions of ethylene oxide, a carcinogenic chemical. Read the back story on what ethylene oxide is, what it's used for, and why there's controversy about regulating it.

Sterilization of medical devices is causing health concerns in some communities. But these facilities aren't the biggest...
10/21/2019
Is it time to crack down on ethylene oxide emissions?

Sterilization of medical devices is causing health concerns in some communities. But these facilities aren't the biggest emitters of the carcinogen in question, ethylene oxide. Read this story to find out the details.

Chemical makers push back on possible tighter controls of carcinogen in the US

Not so good news about the drug in Alleve.
09/11/2019
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Not so good news about the drug in Alleve.

Naproxen, a popular over-the-counter pain reliever, is one of the most frequently detected pharmaceuticals in the environment. When exposed to sunlight, naproxen breaks down to molecules that are more toxic to aquatic life than the drug itself.

An expensive scientific instrument becomes a political football.
08/28/2019
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An expensive scientific instrument becomes a political football.

North Carolina's Department of Environmental Quality requested a high-resolution mass spectrometer. Then the political fight began.

Similar to the situation in North Carolina with the substance called GenX, a chemical factory under orders from EPA not ...
06/26/2019
3M admits to unlawful release of PFAS in Alabama

Similar to the situation in North Carolina with the substance called GenX, a chemical factory under orders from EPA not to let certain #PFAS out of a facility has released it for years.

US EPA barred company from discharging two substances to water

Do you know about — or remember — the Cuyahoga River fire? 🔥
06/15/2019

Do you know about — or remember — the Cuyahoga River fire? 🔥

In 1969, the Cuyahoga River caught fire. It would become a symbol for the environmental movement of the 60s and 70s and lead to the creation of the EPA and the Clean Water Act. 50 years later, the river is still suffering the ecological consequences of the fire. http://ow.ly/MRS730oWB8A

Check out this great video on pollen and allergies! (That's me flicking the spruce cone to make the little cloud of poll...
05/09/2019
Video: How experts put together allergy forecasts

Check out this great video on pollen and allergies! (That's me flicking the spruce cone to make the little cloud of pollen.)

C&EN takes a behind-the-scenes look at the work of pollen counters

In case of an industrial accident or chemical attack, here's how big groups of people get decontaminated, at least for m...
04/19/2019
New step for better chemical decontamination

In case of an industrial accident or chemical attack, here's how big groups of people get decontaminated, at least for many substances.

Victims wipe themselves with dry, absorbent materials

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