About Anne Kolton

Vice President, Communications | American Chemistry Council
Author Archive: Anne Kolton

NYT asks “Is it safe to play yet?” Regulatory bodies around the world say “yes”

An article in Thursday’s New York Times focused on a subject all parents and caregivers can relate to: selecting products to ensure a healthy, safe environment for our children. Regrettably, at 3,000 words in length, the article confounds the reader with a barrage of speculative information and parents’ personal anecdotes about the role chemistry plays […]

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Think twice: NRDC banks on misleading you about its BPA petition with FDA

Today, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) posted a statement on its blog about an agreement reached with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding a deadline for action on a petition NRDC had filed. Sounds like no big deal, right? Under normal circumstances, it wouldn’t be. But that statement so crosses the lines of […]

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Latest BPA studies try to throw a wet blanket on one of America’s most cherished traditions

Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, when American families get together to unwind, enjoy good company and a good meal, a controversial Harvard report published in JAMA about soup cans with BPA epoxy resin lining tries to throw a wet blanket on one of America’s most cherished traditions. The report follows on the heels […]

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Environmental Health News gets it wrong about ACC and underplays benefits of flame retardants

The American Chemistry Council works to educate policymakers about how chemistry makes life better for people across the country and around the world. That’s why it’s discouraging to see reports, like the one that appeared today in Environmental Health News, that misrepresent ACC’s advocacy initiatives. Prominent among the inaccuracies was the implication that all expenditures […]

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TSCA turns 35; chemistry industry continues to voice support for updating the law

The law that regulates the production and use of chemicals, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), turned 35 last month, and we remain committed to updating the federal law so consumers can have confidence that the products they buy are safe for their families. Calling for bipartisan reforms to our nation’s chemical regulations system requires […]

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People in New Hampshire support smarter chemical regulation? So do chemical manufacturers!

It’s a common refrain from activists that the chemical industry has delayed efforts to modernize the law that regulates the production and use of chemicals. But what’s conveniently omitted from their assertions is the fact that the American Chemistry Council, the largest organization representing manufacturers of chemicals, is an active and vocal proponent of reform. […]

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NRDC report misses the point; Getting chemical risk assessments right is in the interest of us all

Getting chemical risk assessments right is in the interest of us all – a crucial point overlooked by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in their recent report questioning EPA’s ability to assess chemicals through the Agency’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). ACC supports efforts to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to reflect […]

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Charleston Daily Mail op-ed: “Cal Dooley: Shale gas can change W.Va.’s fortunes”

“Unlock the vast potential of the Marcellus Shale and West Virginians will see that a bright future has been lying just beneath their feet,” writes ACC President Cal Dooley in an op-ed in the Charleston Daily Mail this morning. ACC’s fact sheet for West Virginia shale gas paints a more detailed picture of what this […]

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45 industry leaders pledge to double engineering internships in 2012

Today, a coalition of 45 industry leaders, many from the chemical industry, took on America’s growing education crisis with a commitment to offer twice as many engineering internships in 2012 as they did in 2011. The initiative, led by the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, and part of a larger effort to grow the […]

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