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Once again, the NYT fails to follow the science

The New York Times’ latest diatribe against formaldehyde brings to light an important consequence of flawed chemical assessments: what the federal government gets wrong, the media perpetuates, leaving consumers with more questions than answers about the safety of everyday chemicals. Don’t miss: Forbes science contributor Emily Willingham helps set the record straight on formaldehyde. Independent [...]

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With fraudulent studies on the rise, consumers must read between the headlines

Consumers have borne the brunt of a barrage of pseudo-scientific studies in mainstream media over the past ten years claiming that the chemistry behind everyday products could be harmful to them or their families. Over the course of that same decade, retractions of “scientific” studies found to be fraudulent or inaccurate increased by tenfold — [...]

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New Canadian government research reaffirms safety of BPA in food packaging

Despite a lack of mainstream media coverage of their important announcement last week, Health Canada has indeed rejoined health and safety experts around the world in concluding that BPA is safe for use in food packaging materials, sending a clear message to consumers that everyday use of these products is not expected to pose a [...]

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Australian government reports safe use of phthalate DINP in children’s toys

Amid a slew of product attacks and unreliable studies appearing in mainstream media, it can be easy to miss the most valuable, sound scientific evidence when it is reported on the safety of chemicals in everyday products. For example, the Australian government’s Department of Health and Ageing has issued a final report on diisononyl phthalate [...]

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Strengthening SAICM is key to sound chemicals management

Modern society relies on chemicals to enable the products and technologies that make our lives, and our world, healthier, safer, more sustainable and more productive. And while the chemical industry is one of the most globalized segments of the world economy, different countries have significantly different capacities and capabilities to manage chemicals soundly throughout their [...]

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CFATS: Progress and a path forward

A representative from The Dow Chemical Company testified before Congress today, the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, as part of the chemistry industry’s ongoing commitment to work with policymakers to create an effective and efficient regulatory framework that enhances chemical security. Specifically, Dow’s chief security officer Tim Scott updated members of the House Energy and [...]

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60+ business groups call on Senate to support fresh, bipartisan TSCA reform

Earlier this summer, key Democratic and Republican Senators re-stated their commitment to create a new, bipartisan approach to updating the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). It was a welcome development, led by Republican Senators Inhofe, Vitter, Alexander, and Crapo. Before that process could get fully underway, Senator Lautenberg abruptly chose to move forward on a [...]

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Enhancing chemical security: Our commitment to safeguarding communities

ACC member companies recognize the importance of safeguarding chemical facilities and are committed to protecting their employees and the communities in which they operate. That’s why, following the terrorist attacks on 9/11, ACC members took action to enhance security at their facilities by adopting the widely-praised Responsible Care® Security Code. Responsible Care® Security Code Since 2001, chemical [...]

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Chemistry and sports: Innovations that are changing the game

Tonight is the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. As we cheer on the incredible athletes from around the globe, it’s amazing to think about all the advances chemistry has enabled in sports at the Olympic level and beyond. Many types of sports equipment rely heavily on chemistry to help athletes reach [...]

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ICCA highlights chemical industry contributions to sustainability at Rio+20 Business Day

The world faces a daunting challenge in meeting the needs of a growing population and encouraging opportunity for all with fewer resources. The chemical industry, through its ability to develop new and innovative products and processes, is a key solutions provider for sustainable development in such sectors as alternative energy, transportation, communications, building and construction, [...]

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