Teaching Unit: "Better Living Through Chemistry?"

The materials provided below were developed from a workshop titled "Toxic Environments/Toxic Bodies," which took place at ASEH's Baton Rouge conference in March 2007. They include a transcript of the workshop and two teaching units: one for undergraduate students and one for high school students. An introduction to the teaching units, instructions, and historical documents are provided below. This project was funded by the National Science Foundation.

Toxic Environments/Toxic Bodies articles in Environmental History

Workshop Transcript

Teaching Unit Introduction

Plastics and Environmental health - High School Unit

Plastics and Environmental Health - Undergraduate Unit

Historical Sources

View short film: "Test Tube Tale"