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After Families' Push, EPA Plans To Finalize Obama-Era Paint-Stripper Ban

May 10, 2018
Amid lobbying by families of consumers and workers killed from exposure to the paint-stripper chemical methylene chloride, EPA has reversed course, saying it now intends to soon finalize an Obama-era rule expected to ban certain uses of the substance, though environmentalists are cautioning that the final rule should preserve the proposed ban. In a May 10 statement, EPA says it intends to finalize a January 2017 proposed rule banning certain uses of methylene chloride in paint-strippers under rarely-used Toxic Substances...


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