+ Balanced, scientifically accurate chemical health information.
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Kids’ Chemical Safety Mission Statement:

Kids’ Chemical Safety provides up-to-date health information on chemical hazards and chemical safe use in children. 

Who administers this site?

Kids’ Chemical Safety is adminstered by Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA), a non-profit and tax-exempt organization organized for scientific and educational purposes.  TERA was founded on the belief that an independent non-profit organization can provide a unique function to protect human health by conducting scientific research and development on risk issues in a transparent and collaborative fashion and communicating the results widely.

    TERA’s Mission Statement:

    Our mission is to support the protection of public health by developing, reviewing and communicating risk assessment values and analyses; improving risk methods through research; and, educating risk assessors, managers, and the public on risk assessment issues.

Who funds the website?

Grants used to develop and maintain the site as well as develop new content have graciously been provided by:

+ Alliance for Risk Assessment (ARA)
+ American Chemistry Council (ACC)
+ Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) of the US Federal Government
+ Individuals from the public
+ Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA)

How can I contribute?

Kids’ Chemical Safety/TERA is a non-profit and as such your contribution is tax deductible if you itemize your tax return.  By contributing you support our efforts to:

+ Protect public health
+ Educate the public on risks
+ Disseminate important information

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How is content chosen for the website?

Initial content for the site was chosen through a survey of parents who were interested in chemical hazards and safety for their children.   Content is added now through a request for topics on this website. Submit a topic here

Essayists are chosen by TERA from a larger database of experts garnered from over 15 years of interactions with government, industry, university, consulting and non-government organizations.  All essayists have agreed to be available for additional consultations.  All essays are reviewed for technical content by one or more peers and given a quality assurance reading by TERA staff.  Essays are also reviewed for clarity of thought and ease of reading.

Please send your suggestions for additional expert essayist to Patricia Nance.