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Lowe's Drops Paint Strippers Containing Methylene Chloride

May 30, 2018
Lowe's hardware store chain is planning to phase out paint strippers containing methylene chloride and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) from its global product selection by the end of the year, an announcement that comes days after EPA reversed course and pledged to complete a landmark Obama-era rule regulating similar uses of the chemical. The company's May 29 announcement marks another win for environmentalists, labor groups and their allies, including families of workers killed by exposure to the chemical, who have been pushing...


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