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ACC Welcomes Release of TSCA Prioritization Candidates

We are quickly approaching the third anniversary of the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which was signed into law on June 22 of that year...


Why Spray Foam… Why It Makes Sense…

Since homeowners, construction professionals, and do-it-yourselfers have asked the question “how to do it better,” spray polyurethane foam (SPF) has often been the answer. Whether determining how to make...

New Cutting-Edge University Research Confirms Safe Exposure Level for Formaldehyde1

For years, formaldehyde chemistry has faced close scrutiny regarding appropriate regulatory levels, safe exposure threshold levels, and the potential link between formaldehyde exposure and cancer. This is despite decades...

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An Industry Initiative to Help Keep Pool Swimming Safe

Chlorine is indispensable to maintaining crystal clear, sanitized swimming pool water. However, when reports emerged that swimmers and pool staff were being accidentally exposed to chlorine gas at pools,...


The Strength & Safety of Lightweight Vehicles

There’s nothing lightweight about the safety of lightweighting. And although lightweighting is shown by the federal government’s own studies to be lifesaving (the EPA estimates that reducing vehicle weight...