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our standards help
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Putting Vaping to the Test
The CDC estimates 3.6 million U.S. youths used e-cigarettes in 2020. We collected samples from two of the most popular electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) products on the market to help understand this public health risk.
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At Underwriters Laboratories we are dedicated to creating a safer, more secure and sustainable future. Since our founding in 1894, we’ve conducted rigorous independent research and have delivered lasting scientific contributions to improve living and working conditions throughout the world.
As we step into the future, we continue to drive transformative change in pursuit of a safer and more resilient society.
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Underwriters Laboratories Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Mexico’s National Polytechnic Institute
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Underwriters Laboratories conducts original scientific research and releases information and reports for the benefit of public and private stakeholders.
Underwriters Laboratories brings together key stakeholders and decision-makers from a wide cross-section of the global safety community. We seek to facilitate discussions that improve safety policies and practices around the world.