Inside OSHA

December 5, 2019

Groups Call For EPA To Adopt New Emergency Limits On Methylene Chloride

December 2, 2019 at 12:51 PM
As EPA’s ban on consumer uses of paint strippers containing methylene chloride (MC) takes effect, former officials are urging the agency to quickly adopt a host of emergency limits on commercial and other uses of the substance, citing a recent draft assessment that found they pose “unreasonable risks” to workers and others that must quickly be addressed. In a Nov. 22 letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, the Environmental Protection Network (EPN), a group of EPA alumni opposed to many...

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