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Waterparks become a popular destination as summer approaches in the Northern hemisphere. From waterslides and wave pools to log flumes and inner tube rides, amusement parks provide a wide range of activities to have fun and cool off. Amusement ride… more
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Safety

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Amusement rides are entering the “EST” economy: tallest, fastest, highest, biggest. That’s according to amusement ride expert Franceen Gonzales, who spoke on the latest episode of ASTM International’s podcast, Standards Impact.   During the… more
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Safety

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Asbestos was banned by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ruling on March 18, 2024. Focused on chrysotile asbestos, the only known form of asbestos still used or imported in the U.S., the ruling follows decades of research and… more
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Chemicals, Safety

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Forensic science has become heavily romanticized thanks to beloved TV shows like CSI. In popular depictions, fast-thinking forensics experts apply cutting-edge tools to quickly crack open the big case. But how realistic are these scenarios? On the… more
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Quality

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Plastic has become a hot-button issue in recent years. There is growing awareness of the risk of microplastics, as well as a great deal of excitement about biodegradable, compostable, and biobased plastics. What is the future of plastic – and what… more
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Environment