Bicycle Helmets Save Children's Lives
Bicycle helmets made from impact-absorbing polystyrene-based plastics and
composites contributed to a 60% decline in the U.S. death rate from bicycle-related
injuries among children 14 and under during the period 1979-97. more...
Styrenics in water sports
You may already know that "ring" life floaters and children's pool toys
stay afloat because they are made from polystyrene foam plastic, which has
a highly buoyant closed-cell structure. (Closed cell foams totally encase
the air bubbles that make up the foam and don't allow water to penetrate
into the structure.) Even entire floating docks are kept safely afloat with
polystyrene foam. more...