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World Health Organization warns of health risks from synthetic chemicals

February 25, 2013
According to the global health watchdog, the danger comes from so-called "gender-bending" compounds that are very common in a range of everyday products, such as toys, baby bottles and credit cards.
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US looking to secure free trade deals with EU, Asia Pacific

February 25, 2013
Negotiaions over proposed trade deals with the EU and countries in other key regions will be a perfect opportunity for American chemical producers to take advantage of the dramatic fall in production costs thanks to the abundance of shale gas.
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Occidental exec re-elected board chair of American Chemical Society

February 20, 2013
William F. Carroll, vice president at Occidental Chemical Corp. in Dallas, Texas, has been re-elected chair of the Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
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Dow Chemical authorizes $1.5 billion share buy-back program

February 19, 2013
The Dow Chemical Company announced Friday that its board of directors has approved a share buy-back program, authorizing the repurchase of up to $1.5 billion of the company's common stock.
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Stronger regulations on chemicals spur innovation, study finds

February 18, 2013
Tougher rules to regulate hazardous chemicals have sparked the continuous invention of safer chemicals and accelerated the pace at which safer alternatives are developed, according to a new study.
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Texas, Louisiana lead US in planned 2013 chemical processing industry projects

February 15, 2013
Nearly $12 billion in chemical processing industry projects are expected to start in 2013 in the U.S. Gulf Coast states, with Texas and Louisiana leading the way.
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US chemical industry shows sustained growth, hints at recovering housing market

February 15, 2013
The American Chemistry Council's most recent Chemical Activity Barometer showed sustained growth for the sixth consecutive month.
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Explosion at Air Liquide plant kills one

February 13, 2013
An explosion Saturday morning at the Air Liquide cylinder plant in La Porte, Texas, killed one worker and left another with serious burns.
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American Chemistry Council dismisses BPA concerns

February 12, 2013
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has dismissed concerns raised by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) that the chemical known as bisphenol A or BPA is dangerous and should be listed as a developmental toxicant.
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Fire at Georgia chemical plant forces evacuations

February 6, 2013
A chemical fire Tuesday at the Harcros Chemicals plant in Dalton, Ga., forced the evacuation of nearby residents, but did not cause any major damage.
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