Multiple Uses of Chemistry

Multiple Uses of Chemistry 

Exploring the beneficial uses, misuses, and abuses of multi-use chemicals; monitoring abuses, and responding to this global problem. 

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These interactive resources have been designed for students, educators and policy makers, with specific content directed towards each group.

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This section works through examples of chemicals that have both beneficial and harmful uses, ranging from pharmaceutical products to solvents and destructive chemical weapons. Scientific responsibility and ethics are introduced to help students think about making responsible choices.


Educators and Policy Makers

This section contains much of the same content as the Students section, with additional information and suggestions for implementation of this resource into classroom or group settings.


Brief Overview

This section addresses the key concepts and historical events associated with the uses, misuses, and abuses of multi-use chemicals, without entering into a detailed discussion. This is a starting point for quick access to information.