American Chemical Society reaffirms support for scientific integrity in federal agency decision-making

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WASHINGTON, June 8, 2023 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) reaffirms its support for the rigorous scientific process followed by U.S. federal regulatory agencies. This support is in keeping with the Society’s long-standing position on scientific integrity in public policy and is particularly relevant in light of recent judicial decisions.

Thorough scientific evaluations and evidence-based decision-making are the cornerstones of protecting the health and well-being of all Americans. ACS supports the use of insightful, comprehensive scientific and engineering input in all evaluations and decision-making.

The full ACS position statement on scientific integrity is available here.


The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. ACS’ mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and all its people. The Society is a global leader in promoting excellence in science education and providing access to chemistry-related information and research through its multiple research solutions, peer-reviewed journals, scientific conferences, eBooks and weekly news periodical Chemical & Engineering News. ACS journals are among the most cited, most trusted and most read within the scientific literature; however, ACS itself does not conduct chemical research. As a leader in scientific information solutions, its CAS division partners with global innovators to accelerate breakthroughs by curating, connecting and analyzing the world’s scientific knowledge. ACS’ main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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