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More misleading stories from The New York Times

You may have seen a recent article in The New York Times that is the latest in a string of misleading stories about current and former ACC employees. This one paints a dubious picture of emails between one of our employees and Dr. Michael Dourson. Background In the past, ACC has worked with respected experts […]

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New York Times columnist and new docudrama mislead public on importance of flame retardants, strong fire safety standards

New York Times reporter Nick Kristof today published a column on the new HBO docudrama “Toxic Hot Seat,” scheduled to air on November 25, 2013. Unfortunately, Kristof and the directors of the docudrama have recycled old and incomplete information that paints a misleading picture about current regulations and the importance of flame retardants to fire […]

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Re: “A Toothless Law on Toxic Chemicals” in Friday’s NYT (here we go again…)

It happens so often now, maybe we should no longer be appalled at how easily misinformation can become conventional wisdom, or how easily incorrect conventional wisdom can then be treated as fact. Maybe we shouldn’t be – but we are. And you should be, too. Anyone who has read the New York Times this morning […]

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Once again, the NYT fails to follow the science

The New York Times’ latest diatribe against formaldehyde brings to light an important consequence of flawed chemical assessments: what the federal government gets wrong, the media perpetuates, leaving consumers with more questions than answers about the safety of everyday chemicals. Don’t miss: Forbes science contributor Emily Willingham helps set the record straight on formaldehyde. Independent […]

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New York Times loses further ground in its exposé on chemical plant security

The New York Times editorial board continues to blend old news with misinformation in its poorly constructed exposé on the security of U.S. chemical facilities (“The Danger Downwind,” May 3, 2012). Defending the communities in which we operate from potential terrorist threats is a top priority of U.S. chemical manufacturers. It’s reflected in the measures […]

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Efforts to safeguard chemical facilities cannot be overstated, but the promise of old ideas can

An editorial appearing in the New York Times last week reads more like a teaser to an action movie – overblown and out of touch (“The Risk From Chemical Plants,” May 3, 2012). All one needs to do is take a closer look at the facts to get an accurate picture of the progress that […]

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Unenlightened “How Chemicals Affect Us” gets a D+ in endocrine disruption

Twenty years of scientific literature on “endocrine disruptors” cannot be drummed up in 790 words, but consumers’ fear of them can (“How Chemicals Affect Us,” May 2, 2012). A good writer, but not a science reporter, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, before all else, failed even to define “endocrine disruptor.” This is important because […]

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