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'Toxic Stock Syndrome' Report: Many Companies Are Keeping Shareholders in the Dark on Potential Recalls, Bans, and Other Risks
Date:4/17/2008

rovide to shareholders additional information on chemical supply chain issues, including sources of materials, risk areas, and control systems.

-- Investors should press for better disclosure from companies, through direct correspondence and support of shareholder resolutions seeking such disclosure.

-- The SEC should issue new guidance to companies requiring them to more specifically report their product lines vulnerable to Europe's REACH regulation and should report more fully on credible adverse scientific findings that may impact the company.

Some of the corporate disclosures reviewed in the report:

Toy Manufacturers

RC2

Mattel

Nanotechnology Manufacturers

Arrowhead Research Corporation

Luna Innovations

Nano-Proprietary, Inc.

CVD Equipment Corporation

NaturalNano, Inc.

Nanotechnology Users

Avon Products

Procter & Gamble Company

Chemical Producers regarding European REACH program

Dow Chemical Company

Hercules Chemical Company

FMC Corporation

Rohm and Haas

Celanese

Huntsman Corporation

Arch Chemicals

Chemtura Corporation

Cytec

Sealed Air Corporation

Chemical Users regarding REACH disclosures

PPG Industries

Ferro Industries

Chemical Companies regarding other issues

Dow Chemical Company (disclosure on pesticides/asthma)

DuPont (disclosure on PFOA)

The full report is available online at http://iehn.org/publications.reports.toxicstock.php.

ABOUT IEHN

The Investor Environmental Health Network (http://www.iehn.org) is a collaboration of investment managers encouraging companies to adopt "safer chemicals" policies for products, to enhance shareholder value. IEHN participants manage
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