Public Health and Safety

With the Industrial Revolution and the associated rapid growth of U.S. cities came a whole host of threats to public health, from unsafe water to the spread of infectious diseases. Beginning in the 19th century and still today scientists, including chemists, fight to protect the public from a variety of health concerns.

Catalyst Series: Women in Chemistry

Women in Chemistry

Follow the adventures of eight leading women in chemistry and celebrate their life-changing, chance-taking, thrill-seeking love of science. 

Hear It Firsthand

The Center for Oral History captures and preserves the stories of notable figures in chemistry and related fields, with over 425 oral histories that deal with various aspects of science, of scientists, and of scientific practices. For more information please visit CHF’s Oral History Program or e-mail oralhistory@
chemheritage.org
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Connect with CHF

Sensing Change

See your environment with fresh eyes through this online exhibit.

Distillations

Listen to the latest episodes of CHF’s award-winning science podcast.

 

Historically Grounded Perspectives

The Center for Contemporary History and Policy explores issues ranging from energy to medicine on CHF's blog, Periodic Tabloid.