Tag Archives: Safety

U.S. PIRG annual report on toy safety – what’s the main takeaway?

With holiday crunch-time quickly closing in, the last thing parents want is to come home empty-handed for fear that the year’s most popular toys may not be safe for their children. Fortunately, that wasn’t the case in 2012 and it shouldn’t be this year, according to the U.S. PIRG, which has found that toys on today’s […]

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New York Times columnist and new docudrama mislead public on importance of flame retardants, strong fire safety standards

New York Times reporter Nick Kristof today published a column on the new HBO docudrama “Toxic Hot Seat,” scheduled to air on November 25, 2013. Unfortunately, Kristof and the directors of the docudrama have recycled old and incomplete information that paints a misleading picture about current regulations and the importance of flame retardants to fire […]

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20 things media, public should keep in mind when assessing scientific results

(Nature) Calls for the closer integration of science in political decision-making have been commonplace for decades. However, there are serious problems in the application of science to policy — from energy to health and environment to education. . . . To this end, we suggest 20 concepts that should be part of the education of […]

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House zeroes in on TSCA reform “sweet spot” with CSIA hearing

When Jim Jones delivered his keynote remarks at the 2012 Global Chemical Regulations Conference, the acting assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention said he imagined a “sweet spot” for TSCA reform that would strike a very delicate balance: protecting human health while allowing U.S. manufacturers to continue to deliver the […]

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Hear their stories: TSCA’s big impact on small business [NEW VIDEOS]

Of all U.S. chemical manufacturers impacted by the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), 76 percent are small businesses from major metropolitan hubs like Cincinnati, Oh., to smaller towns and cities like Peru, Ill. And because these companies depend on sensible chemical regulations to thrive and succeed, we set out to talk with them about what […]

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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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Energy Efficient Foam Coalition: ‘Get the Facts about California AB 127’

California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed into law AB 127, which requires a review of flammability standards for all building insulation materials used in the state. Unfortunately, some people have mischaracterized the law. Here’s the truth about what AB 127 does and does not do: AB 127 DOES: Direct the State Fire Marshal, in consultation […]

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What’s missing from Nick Kristof’s latest column?

What is most striking about Nick Kristof’s latest column about endocrine disruption is what’s missing from it. Granted, one has to know the science and regulatory considerations well enough to see all of the angles this article could have and should have covered. But what readers got instead was a very selective viewpoint, revealing a […]

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Safeguarding chemical facilities: Our round-the-clock responsibility, every day of the year

Responsible Care® companies do not stand down from their commitments to safety and security, even in the case of a partial government shutdown. Despite the recent government furloughs, ACC members continue to enforce protections for facilities, communities and the nearly 800,000 men and women who come to work every day for our industry. ACC’s Responsible […]

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Recently finalized methanol assessment begs the question: Will science ever drive assessments?

Just a few short weeks after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its revised draft methanol assessment under the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), the Agency quickly issued a finalized assessment. While everyone agrees that the Agency needs to complete assessments in a timely manner, the release of the final assessment so quickly after […]

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