U.S. deaths from methylene chloride
This map shows the location of fatalities linked to methylene chloride exposure in the United States since 1980. To view the description of the circumstances surrounding the deaths, click on a city and state below. Names and ages of victims are provided as available. This tally likely underestimates the number of people killed since fatalities may not have been reported to OSHA or the death may have been mistakenly attributed to a cause other than methylene chloride exposure. Exposure to methylene chloride also leads to serious health concerns including cancer, nervous system effects, and liver, reproductive, and kidney toxicity.
Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families. March 2018
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For more information, see our methylene chloride fact sheet.