A conference representing chemical manufacturers, environmental and public-health advocates, regulators, and consumer goods companies was met by a rallying coalition called Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families. That group is advocating a law requiring safety information on consumer chemicals and less use of harmful chemicals. The GlobalChem conference, an industry meeting hosted by the American Chemistry Council and the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates, has been urging a risk-based approach to chemical regulation so as not to stifle innovation in the industry.

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