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WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 23, 2012) – The following statement can be attributed to the American Chemistry Council (ACC) regarding a U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works hearing to be held on Tuesday, June 24, 2012. The hearing is expected to examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority to regulate chemicals in commerce, including flame retardants.
“Safety is a top priority for the American Chemistry Council and our member companies. Our members have great confidence in their chemistries, supported by substantial testing and studies on the safety and efficacy of their products. Our members go to great lengths to work with the EPA and other regulatory agencies to ensure the safe use of chemicals—for industrial, commercial and consumer uses.
“To help increase public confidence in the safety of chemicals in consumer products, ACC continues to support bipartisan reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) so that the law will protect health and safety while ensuring U.S. manufacturers can innovate and compete globally. Successfully moving TSCA reform forward this year will require the support of both Democrats and Republicans, which is why ACC and our members encourage Congress to pursue a workable, science-based bipartisan solution to reform our nation’s chemical regulatory system.”