Chemistry CAN Change the World

Thoughts About the Closing Public Outreach Engagement Lecture of the 100th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition By Connie Tang, Chemistry Co-Editor   Each year, the Canadian Society of Chemistry holds the Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, better known as the CSC conference.  This year’s edition, which ran from May 28 to June 1 in Toronto, […]

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Triclosan: A Controversial Chemical in Your Soap

By Connie Tang. Chemistry Co-Editor Triclosan: it’s in your soap, body wash, and your toothpaste. Triclosan is an antibacterial agent added to personal care products, cosmetics, and even toys, kitchenware, and furniture. While soap is rarely the centre of a news story, triclosan has become increasingly controversial after the United States Food and Drug Administration […]

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Elizabeth Arden: More Than Just a Beauty Maven

 By Connie Tang, Chemistry Co-Editor Elizabeth Arden is an international beauty and cosmetics brand that was founded in 1910. The titular woman wore many hats: successful entrepreneur, businesswoman, public figure, and beauty pioneer. I have another title for her: undercover chemist. She parlayed her interest in burn salves, acquired during her stint at nursing school, […]

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