Contact: Lisa Dry, (202) 249-6523
WASHINGTON (May 6, 2014) – The California Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (DTSC) Safer Consumer Products Program is holding a public workshop May 7 in Sacramento to gather input on the initial Priority Products list before the official rulemaking process begins. The Spray Foam Coalition, a self-funded group of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), released the following statement in advance of the workshop:
“The Spray Foam Coalition, a self-funded group of the American Chemistry Council, representing manufacturers of materials used in Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF), looks forward to presenting solid scientific data during DTSC’s public workshops regarding the inclusion of unreacted diisocyanates on the draft Priority Products list.
“Based on scientific data, product stewardship, and SPF’s solid track record of delivering energy efficiency, SPF is an effective and proven building material. Consumers can and should continue to rely on SPF to help maximize the energy efficiency of buildings where they live, work and play.
“We will share the facts regarding the safety, effectiveness and energy efficiency of SPF and its essential role in assisting California to achieve its ambitious performance targets under the Global Warming Solutions Act. Our goal is to provide accurate and scientific information that will guide DTSC about the future of their activities related to unreacted diisocyanates in SPF. We anticipate that the workshops will help dispel inaccurate information, and address any questions DTSC may have regarding SPF.”
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