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Workplace Fatalities May Hamper Efforts To Ease Methylene Chloride Ban

September 13, 2017
Concerns over dozens of workplace fatalities attributed to methylene chloride exposures since the 1980s may hamper efforts by some small business owners and their supporters to prevent federal regulators from banning the chemicals' use in some operations. During a Sept. 12 workshop in Boston, EPA, the Small Business Administration (SBA) office of Advocacy and various stakeholders clashed over EPA's proposed rule to ban uses of the solvent as a paint stripper, with environmentalists and EPA officials highlighting fatalities the chemical...

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