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Anne Kolton

About Anne Kolton

Vice President, Communications | American Chemistry Council
Author Archive: Anne Kolton

Making chemical facilities and workers safer through Responsible Care®

Recent tragic events involving facilities that store or use chemicals have gained the attention of all Americans, and our thoughts continue to be with those living in impacted areas. For ACC and its members, these events serve as a reminder of why we have chosen to put the safety of employees and surrounding communities at [...]

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ACC welcomes calls for renewed action on the bipartisan CSIA

Moms today are some of the smartest, most educated consumers around. They have to be. With so much misguided advice swirling around about which products to buy and which ones to avoid, moms don’t know who to trust anymore. Yet, more than anyone, they deserve to have confidence that the products they buy and use [...]

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Visit ReformTSCA.com to learn more about the Chemical Safety Improvement Act

Safer. Smarter. Stronger. Learn why the Chemical Safety Improvement Act is the Sensible Solution to TSCA Reform. [Visit ReformTSCA.com | Download Infographic] Because chemistry is a fundamental building block for nearly all manufactured goods, chemical regulation is an issue that is important to all Americans. ReformTSCA.com is dedicated to the bipartisan agreement forged between Sens. [...]

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Re: “A Toothless Law on Toxic Chemicals” in Friday’s NYT (here we go again…)

It happens so often now, maybe we should no longer be appalled at how easily misinformation can become conventional wisdom, or how easily incorrect conventional wisdom can then be treated as fact. Maybe we shouldn’t be – but we are. And you should be, too. Anyone who has read the New York Times this morning [...]

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A new year, but the same unworkable Safe Chemicals Act

Capitol Hill was a busy place last week. Major issues like the federal budget, gun control and immigration were dominating the headlines. One thing many people may have missed was the introduction of the “Safe Chemicals Act of 2013” (SCA), a bill that seeks to make changes to the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). [...]

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Re: “Think Those Chemicals Have Been Tested?” in Sunday’s NYT

ACC’s members are serious about their responsibility to produce chemistries that offer important safety, performance and durability benefits and that can be used safely. Our members undertake extensive scientific analyses to evaluate potential risk of their chemicals, from development through use and safe disposal. We work with regulators, retailers and manufacturers to provide them with information about [...]

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PR stunts miss the point on safety

If you read today’s USA Today, you know activists have sprung a ‘new’ campaign to stop America’s top retailers from selling hundreds – even thousands – of the products that families rely on every day, even though the chemicals contained in those products have been approved by EPA or other regulators. In some cases, the [...]

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NYT asks “Is it safe to play yet?” Regulatory bodies around the world say “yes”

An article in Thursday’s New York Times focused on a subject all parents and caregivers can relate to: selecting products to ensure a healthy, safe environment for our children. Regrettably, at 3,000 words in length, the article confounds the reader with a barrage of speculative information and parents’ personal anecdotes about the role chemistry plays [...]

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Think twice: NRDC banks on misleading you about its BPA petition with FDA

Today, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) posted a statement on its blog about an agreement reached with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding a deadline for action on a petition NRDC had filed. Sounds like no big deal, right? Under normal circumstances, it wouldn’t be. But that statement so crosses the lines of [...]

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Latest BPA studies try to throw a wet blanket on one of America’s most cherished traditions

Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, when American families get together to unwind, enjoy good company and a good meal, a controversial Harvard report published in JAMA about soup cans with BPA epoxy resin lining tries to throw a wet blanket on one of America’s most cherished traditions. The report follows on the heels [...]

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