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How we talk about harmful chemicals in the environment

Environmental contamination is in the news more than ever. Shira Joudan introduces key concepts to talk about what happens to chemicals in the environment and what chemists should consider in their day-to-day lives, both at work and at home.

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The author acknowledges S. Baskaran for useful discussions.

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Joudan, S. How we talk about harmful chemicals in the environment. Nat. Chem. 16, 839–840 (2024).

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