Science is essential to sound decision-making regarding the use, safety and development of chemicals, which is more evident today than ever before. Demands are increasingly heard for more data and better information to help improve the quality of public health and the environment. At its core, the business of chemistry is all about science—science aimed at driving innovations in products and technologies that help make our lives healthier, safer, more sustainable and more productive.

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and its members are dedicated to improving public understanding of the safety and benefits of chemicals, as well as our understanding of the potential health and environmental risks.

By supporting and conducting innovative, ground-breaking research, we are helping to advance 21st century approaches that improve science and risk-based decision making. And, at the same time, we are committed to building collaborative and international scientific networks that are helping to strengthen the link among research, practice and policy. Put simply, our goal is to improve chemical safety assessments in order to drive risk-based decisionmaking that can be more easily and effectively applied by governmental and regulatory agencies, as well as the general public.

All of the research conducted by ACC is guided by a set of governing principles:

  • Scientific Excellence
  • Transparency
  • Fair and Unbiased Conduct
  • Relevance


Long-Range Research Initiative

The Long-Range Research Initiative (LRI) promotes innovations in chemical safety assessment. It invests in science essential for understanding the impact of chemicals on human health and the environment.

Risk Assessment

Developing an effective process for assessing chemicals is not only crucial for creating information about potential risks, but also for the development of regulations that protect human health and the environment while preserving America’s ability to innovate.


The Center for Advancing Risk Assessment Science and Policy (ARASP) is a coalition of independent groups and associations that promotes the development and application of up-to-date, scientifically sound methods for conducting chemical assessments.

Endocrine Screening and Testing

ACC's Center for Endocrine Screening and Testing is a premier scientific, technical, and advocacy resource for the chemical industry on endocrine issues, particularly with regard to EPA' EDSP.


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