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A Detailed Look at PFAS

Fluorinated chemicals, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), are a large and diverse family of chemistry that makes possible the products that power our lives, including cell phones, aircrafts,...


High Phthalates Panel Debunks Myths about Chemicals in Food Packaging

Over the past few years, there is a growing myth about consumer exposure to phthalates through food packaging. According to the myth, phthalates are present in consumer diets due...

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Explaining EPA’s Fees Process for New TSCA Risk Evaluations

In late December, EPA designated the next 20 substances to undergo TSCA risk evaluations.  This prioritization action triggered the three and a half years timeframe in which EPA must...

Let’s Spring Forward, Not Fall Back on Chemical Security

One of the country’s important anti-terrorism programs is in jeopardy of expiring in a couple of months unless Congress takes action. The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program is...

ACC’s Chris Jahn Testifies in Support of the Chemical Safety Board

Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) held a hearing to get the perspectives of various stakeholders regarding the importance of the Chemical...