About Robert Simon

Vice President, Chemical Products and Technology | American Chemistry Council
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Spooky and scary can be safe, too: Tips for a fun and safe Halloween

Are you ready for the tricks and treats of Halloween? We hope your All Hallows’ Eve is filled with spooks and spirits. Before you embark on your ghostly adventure let’s make sure you’re taking proper safety precautions. Fire hazards pose a significant risk on Halloween. In fact, 10,300 fires were reported in the United States […]

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Restricting POPs: Why the Stockholm Convention matters

Over a decade ago, more than 150 countries signed the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), a global treaty to manage chemical substances that warrant global control due to their PBT (persistence, toxicity, bioaccumulation) characteristics and ability for long-range environmental transport. This treaty is considered a significant environmental agreement, and is broadly supported by […]

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Important fire safety tips from NAFRA during Fire Prevention Week

Fires have always posed a serious risk and continue to represent a very real danger in the United States. Fire departments respond to a fire every 25 seconds and fire is a real risk that disproportionately impacts vulnerable populations such as the elderly and children.[1] This is why the National Fire Protection Association’s Fire Prevention […]

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