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Environmental Stewardship

Makers of diisocyanates (DII) and other chemicals are committed to continuous environmental improvement in their own operations.

Nanotechnology Definitions

Many regulatory bodies around the world have separately developed definitions of “nanomaterial” to identify materials of potential interest, resulting in inconsistent definitions among regulatory organizations.

Resources

If you are interested in learning more about diisocyanates, the following sections provide some helpful information and resources.

Bedding and Furniture

Diisocyanates are used to make many types of flexible foam used in mattresses, pillows, sofas, chairs and other furniture cushioning for the home or office.

Glossary of Chlorine Chemistry Terms

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z ADI VALUE Acceptable Daily Intake is the highest tolerable daily intake of a substance, expressed in mg kg bodyweight, which does not represent a health risk over the entire lifespan, calculated on th

Protecting the Food We Grow

A Bountiful Harvest Peaches, tomatoes, corn on the cob and leafy greens the fruits of the year s harvest delight the palate as they nourish the body Our access to tasty, nutritious and affordable foods is due in no small part to the modern farmer s use of crop protection products Crop protection products include

Chlorine Chemistry Helps People See Clearly

Silicone hydrogel contact lenses, made with the help of chlorine chemistry, are some of the most popular soft contacts on the market Contact Lenses Comfort and Vision Contact lenses are a convenient, practically invisible vision correcting option for people who prefer not to wear glasses Thanks to technolo

Food Safety and Surface Disinfection

Although the U S food supply is among the safest in the world, the U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells us foodborne diseases affect millions of Americans every year, resulting in thousands of deaths Media coverage of food contamination incidents raises consumer awareness of the risks of microbia

Chlorine and Building Block Chemistry

Introduction Chlorine, an Element That s Everywhere Chlorine and Public Health From Whiter Whites to Leukemia Medications Introducing Building Block Chemistry More Building Block Chemistry Introduction What do tents, jogging shoes, cosmetics and schoolbooks have in common That s a good question to ask your

Panel Activities

The Nanotechnology Panel has a robust agenda of activities surrounding the stewardship and regulation of nanomaterials as well as research into this technology.

ACC Position on Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology promises significant societal benefits. The technology should be developed in a way that not only identifies and minimizes potential risks to human health and the environment but also helps preserve the potential market for the technology against unwarranted claims of adverse impact.

Resources

Here find a list of helpful resources from government and other organizations about nanotechnology and worker safety.

Hands That Heal, or Hands That Harm?

By these members of the Nurses Leadership Council, a group of nurse educators who advised the American Chemistry Council s Chlorine Chemistry Council for several years in the early 2000 s Nettie Birnbach, RN, EdD, FAAN Ann W Burgess, RN, DNSc, CS, FAAN Willa M Doswell, RN, PhD, FAAN Lucie S Kelly, RN, PhD, F