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A few stories from the June 2 issue that you might find of interest (plus, a movie review): Associate Editor Britt Erickson takes a close look at the bisphenol A issue. BPA has been around for years, is in numerous everyday products, and has been deemed safe by federal and industry regulators. Industry, however, is bowing to consumer pressure and, when possible, switching to BPA-free plastics. Meanwhile, lawmakers are discussing banning the compound entirely, at least from products used by kids. Prudent or overly cautious? Money talk--the 2007 Starting Salary Survey results are in (albeit far later than usual). Chemists who graduated between June 2006 and July 2007 seem to be doing pretty well. The market's looking a bit shakier now, so let's hope the '08 grads fare the same. And Assistant Editor Tonia Moore reviews "Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull" in Reel Science. She gives it a 3-flask rating. What do you think? Grab your BPA-free water bottle, a tub of popcorn, and the C&EN Classifieds (C&EN Online is hiring, by the way), and enjoy!

Author: Rachel Pepling

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