Tiffany Harrington (703) 741-5583
February 25, 2010

ARLINGTON, VA (February 25, 2010) - The American Chemistry Council (ACC) President and  CEO Cal Dooley issued the following statement concerning today's House subcommittee hearing on endocrine disruptors in drinking water:

"As with any potential chemical risks, ACC members have taken these concerns seriously and have worked to make sure that there are well established scientifically robust methods for assessing endocrine activity and adverse effects and that there are well established regulatory processes to act on this scientific information. 

"Since 1996, ACC has played a constructive role in EPA's development of the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program and our goal has been to see it implemented as quickly as possible and in a manner consistent with the law and the science.

 "The importance of basing regulatory decisions on the best science cannot be overstated.  Decisions not based on the best science and on established risk assessment and management procedures can misallocate limited resources and limit the use of safe chemicals, and create potentially unnecessary public health concerns."

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