Archive: October, 2012

New report finds no causal link between product exposures and new-onset asthma

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) today released a report summarizing outcomes from the Asthma Science Forum, a 2011 gathering organized and attended by scientists and expert researchers from an array of chemical and consumer-product organizations, including the American Chemistry Council. There are lots of questions and misunderstandings about asthma and the factors that might cause […]

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PwC report points to manufacturing renaissance led by American chemistry

Natural gas from shale could cut manufacturing costs for American industry by as much as $11.6 billion a year by 2025, while encouraging manufacturers to return home and start building and expanding factories, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Natural gas from shale has rightly been described as a “game-changer” for the chemical […]

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Combined heat and power holds a promising future for U.S. energy needs

The U.S Clean Heat & Power Association (USCHPA) wrapped up its annual conference last week in Washington, D.C., exploring the future of combined heat and power (CHP) within the industry’s ever-changing environment. The conference was especially timely, given President Obama’s executive order on industrial efficiency and CHP and the inclusion of key industrial energy efficiency […]

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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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Congratulations to our #Chemistry2Energy week two photo contest winner!

Congratulations to our second weekly winner, Amber Davis (@amd001), who relies on compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs to help make her daily life a little more energy efficient: Replacing outdated bulbs with CFLs is just one way the products of chemistry contribute to increased home energy efficiency. High-performance foam insulation, solar panels, plastic house wrap, […]

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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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In Ohio, one person’s trash is another’s energy

In September, Ohio’s entrepreneurs, policymakers and business leaders came together to showcase recent innovations in energy recovery and the benefits of these developments for communities in the buckeye state. The event, “The Energy Recovery Agenda in Ohio,” which was co-hosted by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and Ohio Chemistry Technology Council (OCTC), highlighted three Ohio-based […]

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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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