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ACC Concerned Over Reporting of Biomonitoring Results
Date:10/23/2007

inform us about how the chemical was introduced, how long it has been there, or whether it poses any health risk what so ever. It would be erroneous to suggest that just because effects can be observed in toxicity studies at high doses of a chemical, that the same effects would occur at much, much lower doses.

The chemical industry recognizes that environmental health issues represent a legitimate concern, and we both recognize and act on our responsibility to help preserve a healthy environment, not only for our own children, but also for future generations. This is a fundamental responsibility we take seriously. ACC members meet this responsibility through compliance with a network of regulatory safeguards including many federal and state laws and through voluntary programs, such as Responsible Care(R), the HPV Challenge and the Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program Pilot. (VCCEP). Annually, our industry invests over $26 billion on research and innovation, $14 billion on complying with the dozens of federal, and hundreds of state regulations that govern the products, processes and distribution of the products of chemistry, and above that ACC members have invested over $120 million over the past five years in research to evaluate health and environmental impacts of chemicals -- much of which relates to the interpretation of biomonitoring data.

To Learn More About Biomonitoring and Responsible Reporting of Results:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

http://www.cdc.gov/exposurereport/

National Academy of Sciences

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11700

BiomonitoringInfo.Org http://www.biomonitoringinfo.org

http://www.americanchemistr
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