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Feb 25, 2015, 11:30 ET
Listen to the SCIENCE: Experts say BPA is Safe

American Chemistry Council Highlights EFSA, FDA Conclusions On BPA Safety To Consumers, Stakeholders

 The American Chemistry Council (ACC) believes that it is important to share clear, authoritative statements about BPA safety with consumers...

Feb 24, 2015, 09:07 ET
February 2015 CAB

Leading Economic Indicator Shows Slight Decline; Severe Weather Across The Nation Affecting Growth Prospects

The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), dipped 0.2 percent this month,...

Feb 24, 2015, 08:00 ET

Recycling Of Plastic Wraps, Bags, Film Surges 11% In 2013

 The recycling of postconsumer plastic film packaging surged 116 million pounds, or 11 percent, in 2013 to reach a reported 1.14 billion...

Feb 12, 2015, 08:00 ET

Plastics Makers Call For Global Cooperation, Action To Prevent Marine Debris

 Science magazine today published a new study on marine debris from the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at the...

Jan 27, 2015, 09:07 ET
ShortTerm Percent Change

Leading Economic Indicator Begins Year With Modest Gain

 The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), increased 0.2 percent...

Jan 21, 2015, 06:00 ET

European Food Safety Authority Scientific Experts Strongly Support Safety of BPA

 The American Chemistry Council (ACC) offers the following comments regarding the release of a final report from the European Food Safety...

Jan 16, 2015, 11:06 ET
What does U.S. government research tell us about BPA?

Comprehensive U.S. Government Research Strongly Supports BPA Safety

 The American Chemistry Council (ACC) offers the following background information about BPA exposures and any potential health effects. Quotes...

Jan 08, 2015, 13:24 ET

American Chemistry Council: New York City Misses Opportunity to Recycle Foam Packaging

Today, New York City decided to ban some polystyrene foam products and consequently will not include polystyrene foam in the city's curbside...

Dec 23, 2014, 09:07 ET

Leading Economic Indicator Shows Dip As Year Comes To Close

 The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), dipped 0.1 percent this...

Dec 11, 2014, 09:07 ET

Lower Oil Prices; Recovery Of End Use Markets Puts Wind Back In The Sails Of American Chemistry

Despite facing global headwinds, American chemistry expanded at a healthy 2.0 percent growth rate in 2014, and is expected to reach a 3.7 percent...

Dec 09, 2014, 11:45 ET

ACC's Dr. Rick Becker to receive prestigious Society of Toxicology Award

The Society of Toxicology (SOT) will honor Richard Becker, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., a senior toxicologist at the American Chemistry Council (ACC), with one...

Dec 08, 2014, 16:00 ET

ACC: Study Published In American Heart Association Journal Hypertension Will Inappropriately Concern And Confuse Consumers About BPA And Increased Blood Pressure

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) offers the following comments regarding a study published today by Sanghyuk Bae and Yun-Chul Hongl in the...

Dec 01, 2014, 08:00 ET

Rebuilding Together and NAFRA Partner to Launch "Celebrate Safely" Campaign to Improve Holiday Fire Safety

Rebuilding Together, a national organization devoted to safe and healthy housing, and the American Chemistry Council's North American Flame...

Nov 25, 2014, 21:54 ET

ACC Statement On EPA Ozone Proposal

 The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement in response to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s anticipated...

Nov 25, 2014, 09:07 ET
New Leading Economic Indicators Leads Business Cycles by Eight Months

Leading Economic Indicator Continues To Take Sail Despite Economic Headwinds

 The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), logged a 0.2 percent gain...

Oct 28, 2014, 10:24 ET
Chemical Activity Barometer Y/Y

Leading Economic Indicator Suggests US Economy Facing Stronger Headwinds

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC),...

Oct 22, 2014, 08:58 ET

Recent Study On BPA Exposure From Thermal Receipt Paper Is Of Limited Relevance To Consumers

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) offers the following comments regarding the release of the study published today in the journal PLOS ONE on...

Oct 14, 2014, 15:03 ET

ACC: Mike Rounds Is The Right Choice For Senate

 The American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced today that it will be launching advertisements commending former governor Mike Rounds for his...

Oct 06, 2014, 16:00 ET

BPA Lung Function Study Shows Inconsistent Data; Results Fail To Connect BPA Exposure To Asthma In Children

 The American Chemistry Council (ACC) offers the following comments regarding the study published today in JAMA Pediatrics by A. Spanier, et...

Sep 25, 2014, 08:25 ET

ACC: Pat Roberts Is The Right Choice For Senate

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced today that it will be launching radio advertisements commending Senator Pat Roberts for his...