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bisphenol A

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical compound that is used in the industrial production of plastics; it’s one of the world’s most widely used industrial compounds. BPA is primarily used in the production of polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins. read more

oil spills

Offshore oil spills at sea generally take the form of a slick on the surface of the water and this Factsheet deals with previous spills and methods for their treatment. read more

MMR timeline

This is a timeline of the furore around the use of the MMR vaccine in the UK. read more

synthetic biology

The creation or modification of living biological systems through artificial means, drawing on natural biological principles and engineering techniques. This Factsheet looks at the techniques involved, applications and ethical considerations. read more


Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluoroctane sulphonate (PFOS) are two man-made chemicals used in a range of industrial and commercial applications. read more

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