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April 18, 2021

EPA Said To Weigh Strict Worker Exposure Limit For Methylene Chloride

March 30, 2021 at 5:14 PM
A small business representative says that shortly before the presidential transition EPA risk managers signaled they were considering occupational exposure limits for uses of the acutely toxic solvent methylene chloride at levels more stringent than those set by OSHA and an occupational hygienists group, in an early marker for the forthcoming rule. “EPA tipped their hand at that point that they were looking for a much lower exposure limit for an [existing chemical exposure limit (ECEL)],” Chris Banach, director of...

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