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ACC Calls on FDA to Update Review of Bisphenol A
Date:4/17/2008

clear material used in a wide array of products ranging from plastic bottles and eyeglasses to sports safety equipment, as well as components of lifesaving medical devices such as incubators and kidney dialysis machines. It is also used to make durable epoxy resins, materials used as the coating in most food and beverage cans, helping to protect the safety and integrity of our food supply.

A copy of the letter can be downloaded at http://www.americanchemistry.com

Additional information on plastics and bisphenol-A http://www.factsonplastic.com and http://www.bisphenol-a.org

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The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care(R), common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues, and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $635 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation's economy. It is one of the nation's largest exporters, accounting for ten cents out of every dollar in U.S. exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve security and to
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