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WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 9, 2012) – Safety is a top priority for the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and our member companies. Companies go to great lengths to make their chemicals safe—for industrial uses, for commercial uses and for consumer uses.
ACC always strives to conduct its advocacy work in an open and transparent manner, based on science. We are committed to responsibly engaging in public policy discussions so that regulatory decisions related to chemistry are made on a scientific basis to fully protect public health and the environment.
Manufacturers of flame retardants work to develop chemistries to help reduce the impact of fires on people, property and the environment. According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2010, 1,331,500 fires were reported in the United States, causing 3,120 civilian deaths and 17,720 civilian injuries. Industries, from electronics to construction to automotive, address fire safety through the development of technical standards, and they use flame retardants to help meet these standards.
Learn more about flame retardants.