#ChemMonthly September 2018: Hydrogen from plastic waste, the cleaning potential of saliva, and glyphosate’s effect on honeybees

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Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on a process to convert plastic waste into hydrogen, the cleaning potential of saliva, a polymer coating that can cool down building surfaces, and more! Larger summary images for each item are provided below, along with links to articles and studies for all the featured stories.

Note: links to studies behind a journal paywall are indicated with (£). Studies without this symbol are open access and can be accessed and read for free. Asterisked studies are free but require logging in to read. 

Photoreforming converts plastic waste to hydrogen fuel:

[Article] [Study*]

Ig Nobel prize for study on cleaning potential of human saliva: [Article] [Study (£)]

Chemical clue suggests pigment was made from cow urine: [Article] [Study]

Blood markers link firefighter lung disease to WTC attacks: [Article] [Study]

Link between contraceptive pills and reduced ovarian cancer: [Article] [Study]

Polymer coating cools building surfaces in direct sun: [Article] [Study]

Glyphosate disrupts honey bee gut bacteria: [Article] [Study]

New photocatalyst degrades fluorinated water pollutant: [Article] [Study (£)]

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