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WASHINGTON (April 10, 2013) - Below, please find a statement from Anne Kolton , ACC's Vice President of Communications in response to an April 10, 2013 USA Today article about a new activist campaign to pull chemicals from consumer products:

"Our companies go to great lengths to help Americans make informed decisions about which products are best for their families. We undertake extensive scientific analyses to evaluate potential risk of our chemistries, from development through use and safe disposal. We work with retailers and companies that use chemicals in the products they manufacture to provide them with information about our chemicals so they are used safely. We also are constantly looking at ways to provide information to the public about chemicals in the products they use every day, and to evaluate new information.
"Chemical safety is overseen by six federal agencies under more than a dozen federal laws and regulations. And, we are committed to working with these agencies to support smart and scientifically sound regulation of chemicals used in commercial products."

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