Chemical Engineering Affecting Everyday Life
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Crib Mattresses May Be Poisoning Infants - University Herald

Crib Mattresses May Be Poisoning Infants - University Herald | Chemical Engineering Affecting Everyday Life | Scoop.it
“Laboratory Equipment Crib Mattresses May Be Poisoning Infants University Herald "I wanted to know more about the chemicals they may inhale as they sleep during their early stages of development," study author Brandon Boor, a graduate student in the...”
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Evidence of Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOC's, were reported by The University of Texas. VOC's are being emitted by baby mattresses and are potentially harmful. Research gained from studies may help aware the general public of chemicals close to infants. To combat the chemicals, air out the mattress just a tad longer and or switch to older mattress designs. The latter of the choices may prove to be too little to be considered helpful since older designs may also emit potentially dangerous chemicals. This is an example how a chemical engineer may step into play. To protect children and infants everyday from brain damage and maybe even death. To find ways to limit chemical use and emission of chemicals in a mattress. This can save lives and prevent disorders in a child's mind since there is a larger chance of a brain defect when so young and exposed to so many chemicals.
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Applications sought for Mid-Michigan chemical engineering scholarships - Midland Daily News

Applications sought for Mid-Michigan chemical engineering scholarships - Midland Daily News | Chemical Engineering Affecting Everyday Life | Scoop.it
“Applications sought for Mid-Michigan chemical engineering scholarships Midland Daily News Mid-Michigan AIChE will sponsor one student to attend a summer exploration session of Michigan Technology University's Summer Youth Program.”
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Michigan State University received $2.5 million in scholarships to sponsor students in chemical engineering. This promises an increase of degrees in this field. This also says that there are people who want to pursue a career in this field by giving money to an area in dire need of scholarships. It wouldn't make sense to send money to an art school that doesn't need scholarship money. If there is an increase on scholarships in this field, that probably means that there are needed chemical engineers in the real world promising jobs for who have degrees and are trained in this field. This also states that they're necessary for the real world too since workers in this field are in demand. People who go into a field need a promise that there is job in demand of this subject and are necessary to the real world. Writers provide an escape from the real world and it's stress creating emotional stability. Artists are the people working in the back making everything look pretty and not an eyesore. Engineers, doctors and construction workers provide the literal backbone to a functioning society so technically all degrees are in demand.
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