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EPA Moving To Ban Deadly Paint Stripper Chemical

The EPA signaled it would move forward with a proposed ban of the highly toxic paint stripping chemical methylene chloride.  Methylene chloride is primarily used as a paint stripper, especially for refinishing bathtubs. According to the CDC, from 2000 to 2013, at least 14 workers died while using methylene chloride during bathtub refinishing. People are most likely to be exposed through its use as the primary ingredient in many paint strippers, as well as its use in adhesives, aerosols, metal cleaners and pharmaceuticals.  Read more...

 

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