More than 83 percent of chemicals have no safety information. Most businesses don’t design them for safety, and the government doesn’t test most of them for safety. Yet thousands of chemicals are in our water and soil, potentially causing human harm and costing billions to cleanup. How can we tell if new chemicals will cause damage to humans before they are made?
Anyone with a smartphone can add to the collective understanding of science, including data that can help us understand changes in animal behavior. But how good is the data they collect and is it usable?