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Letter to the editor – Food Additives and Child Health

The technical report published by Trasande et al., has suggested that phthalates may be present in the diet and could have potentially adverse effects on children’s health. To prevent misunderstandings that could arise from this report, it is important that we highlight the following: People typically are not exposed to phthalates through microwaveable plastics – […]

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CNN article perpetuates “chemical-free” myth

CNN recently published an article about a new product that will increase the shelf life of certain fruits and vegetables. Food waste is a globally relevant and timely topic, and stories about technologies that maintain the quality and shelf life of foods are extremely important. The company describes their product as “a family of plant-derived […]

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Making Use of Every Molecule: Chemistry’s contributions to interior design highlighted in new issue of i+D magazine

The sustainable green chemistry movement transforms molecules, moving beyond the lab to create a wide array of innovative interior products. “Making Use of Every Molecule,” an article in the latest issue of i+D magazine, the official magazine of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC), explains how chemistry […]

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The truth about formaldehyde

Recent media stories have claimed a link between formaldehyde exposure and leukemia. The truth is more than 30 peer-reviewed studies since 2010 show that formaldehyde does not cause leukemia. These irresponsible and unbalanced news reports are simply another example of a widely criticized program within EPA putting politics ahead of science. The stories base this […]

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An open letter to E&E News

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) Formaldehyde Panel (the Panel) believes increasing transparency and public confidence in government regulations, while protecting personal privacy, confidential business information, proprietary interest and intellectual property rights, is of utmost importance. Although some have argued this opens the door for industry to go after important studies that underpin public health protections, […]

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There’s a Reason We Use Plastics to Package Food

This week, a grocery store in Amsterdam made headlines for being the first to offer an aisle without plastic packaging. If the thinking behind this offering is “less plastic is better in the grocery store”—then we need to ask: In what way is this really a good thing? And we need to be clear about […]

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Using plastics means less waste in the first place

Governments. Businesses. NGOs. Everyday citizens. Today, many of us are taking important steps to help reduce waste and protect our environment. I think we can all agree that’s a very good thing. But earlier this week, the Editorial Board at the LA Times called for California to phase out all “single-use” plastics.  This was a […]

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More misleading stories from The New York Times

You may have seen a recent article in The New York Times that is the latest in a string of misleading stories about current and former ACC employees. This one paints a dubious picture of emails between one of our employees and Dr. Michael Dourson. Background In the past, ACC has worked with respected experts […]

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On the road with #ACCaugust 3.0

ACC’s Political Mobilization is back on the road for #ACCaugust! During the Congressional summer recess we will be hosting numerous events with elected officials throughout the U.S. We’ll be fanning out across the country to further our industry’s advocacy goals through our grassroots initiative #ACCaugust. Through plant tours, in-district meetings, and industry roundtable discussions, we […]

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Getting ready for #ACCaugust 3.0

August is normally a time for resting and relaxation, students are enjoying the last days of freedom before school starts and parents are taking the last weekend trips to the beach or lake before the start of fall.  But not ACC’s Political Mobilization department, we are getting ready for #ACCaugust 3.0.  Last year’s #ACCaugust was […]

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