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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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CHEMTREC hosts local Virginia firefighters, invites other Fairfax County emergency response personnel to visit

For CHEMTREC®, the world’s foremost emergency call center for incidents involving chemicals, hazardous materials and dangerous goods, building relationships with firefighters, law enforcement officials and other emergency responders is one of the organization’s most valued priorities, according to Heather Rose, communications manager at CHEMTREC. When CHEMTREC’s offices were located in Rosslyn, VA, Heather and her […]

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Officer Katie Lawson joins IACP/DuPont Kevlar Survivor’s Club; one of more than 3,000 lives saved by Kevlar

“Oklahoma City Officer Katie Lawson, saved by body armor after she was shot many times, was added to the IACP/Dupont Kevlar Survivor’s Club,” the California Police Chiefs Association announced via Twitter last Sunday. Incredibly, the surviving officer joins the ranks of more than 3,000 men and women in law enforcement whose lives have been saved […]

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Modernized TSCA can and should protect both human health and animal welfare

To date, much of the discussion around improving the way chemicals are regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has focused on the goal of creating a system that is more protective of human health. However, there is another goal that should not be overlooked – protecting the welfare of animals. This important issue […]

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Prioritization process important first step toward achieving world-class chemical management system

Today, I am pleased to announce ACC’s development of a chemical prioritization process that should help improve our nation’s chemical management system under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). We believe this system will help EPA create a clear process to determine which chemicals may require further scientific evaluation and which do not. Developing a […]

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Chemistry innovations improve life jacket design, enhance water safety this Labor Day weekend

If you’re a metro D.C. resident like me, you’re likely headed for water and sunshine along the beaches of the Eastern Shore this Labor Day weekend, or maybe a quiet canoe ride across Maryland’s Deep Creek Lake, or a whitewater rafting trip down the Gauley River. Whichever you choose, chemistry will have your back. Literally. […]

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2011 ICCA-LRI Workshop: Advancing Exposure Science to Improve Chemical Safety

Last month, the International Council of Chemical Associations’ Long-Range Research Initiative (ICCA-LRI), along with Health Canada, hosted its 2011 workshop, Advancing Exposure Science to Improve Chemical Safety. The workshop was a major success, bringing together nearly 100 toxicologists, exposure scientists, environmental epidemiologists, statisticians and policy experts to promote innovation in the methods and technologies used […]

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Evaluating the science and process behind chemical risk assessment

Regulatory reform, specifically with regard to chemical risk assessment, took center stage this week. On Monday, ACC President Cal Dooley addressed members of the Toxicology Forum at their 37th Annual Summer Meeting in Aspen, CO. Protecting public health and safety is the top priority of government and industry, and Dooley outlined how sound chemical risk […]

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