Illinois businesses, unions, consumer groups, and other organizations, including the Illinois Manufacturers' Association, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Mechanical Contractors announced the launch of the Illinois Coalition for Chemical Safety (ICCS). This non-profit, non-partisan group has joined together to support modernization of our nation's system for regulating the use of chemicals.
"The federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is more than 30 years old," says Mark Biel, executive director of the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois. "Our ability to assess chemical risks has advanced tremendously since then, and our nation's laws should reflect improvements in science and technology."
ICCS will be building its membership and educating the public and elected officials about the importance of a strong, innovative, properly regulated chemical industry.
The ICCS is affiliated with the national Coalition for Chemical Safety, which is based in Washington, D.C. Included among the members of the national Coalition is the American Chemistry Council (ACC).
For more information, visit: www.coalitionforchemsafety.com.