Nanoscale material reporting deadline approaching: ACC panel tool can help understand reporting obligations

Nanoscale materials are extremely small pieces of matter with at least one dimension between 1-100 nanometers, or a billionth of a meter. To put the nanoscale in perspective, a human hair is approximately 80,000 nanometers wide, and a sheet of paper is about 100,000 nanometers thick. What Makes These Tiny Particles Interesting? At the nanoscale, […]

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Get ready for #ACCAugust 4.0

We’re almost halfway through the summer, Congress is in recess and ACC’s Political Mobilization Department is gearing up for our annual #ACCAugust push! This month our team will be working with member companies to host elected officials to highlight the vital role the chemical industry plays in their respective communities and engage in meaningful dialog […]

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The truth about formaldehyde

Recent media stories have claimed a link between formaldehyde exposure and leukemia. The truth is more than 30 peer-reviewed studies since 2010 show that formaldehyde does not cause leukemia. These irresponsible and unbalanced news reports are simply another example of a widely criticized program within EPA putting politics ahead of science. The stories base this […]

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New report highlights the importance of EPA’s efforts to increase transparency in regulatory process

A new report from the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s (CEI) Angela Logomasini titled “EPA Transparency Rule Will Bolster Science and Improve Rulemaking” offers important perspective and critical facts about EPA’s proposed Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science rule. This important report comes at a critical point in EPA’s rulemaking process as it just held a public comment […]

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Transparency, objectivity and modern scientific practices critical for regulatory decisions

  Utilization of transparent, objective and modern scientific approaches to draw conclusions regarding human health risk is critical to developing sound regulatory decisions. Throughout the EPA, the application of scientific information to underpin regulatory activities has often been inconsistent and unclear; leading to concerns regarding how the Agency incorporates the best available science, how it […]

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ACEEE symposium: Energy efficiency is a sustainability strategy

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)’s International Symposium on Energy Efficiency (#ISEE18) in Washington last month provided a prime opportunity to explore how energy efficiency can contribute to a sustainable future. Leaders from business, government and academia shared best practices in “doing more with less.” Chemistry has an essential role. For over a […]

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Building sustainability and resilience through chemistry

At the AIA Conference on Architecture this week, architects, designers and firms are gathering in New York City to share their perspectives, and learn from others, about how to “build a blueprint for better cities” – with a focus on health, resilience and sustainability. AIA states that “community sustainability goals are fulfilled in large part […]

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ACC’s biocide panel announces new name: Center for Biocide Chemistries

The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Biocides Panel announced its new name today, the Center for Biocide Chemistries (CBC), at the Twelfth Antimicrobial Workshop in Arlington, Virginia. The CBC, under its former name, was established in 1986 and represents more than 50 companies that manufacture active biocide ingredients and/or formulate biocide products. Biocides, also known as […]

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Science Behind Sustainability

Chemistry: The Science Behind Sustainability

Through the science of chemistry, earth’s basic building blocks – like carbon, hydrogen and oxygen – are transformed into materials that have helped revolutionize society. Innovations in chemistry are helping to improve lives and protect the environment in a number of ways – by enabling clean drinking water, a safe and adequate food supply, medical […]

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The other Dicamba Story: Chemistry innovations that reduce the volatility potential of an extremely effective herbicide

There was lot of excitement in the farming community with the long-awaited EPA approval of a low volatility dicamba formulation (Xtendimax®) in November 2016 and subsequent launch of three low volatility dicamba products for use over the top of dicamba-tolerant crops in 2017. These products are excellent at controlling palmer amaranth in soybean and cotton […]

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