WASHINGTON, DC – In tomorrow’s Federal Register, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will formally announce withdrawal of rules proposed in 2017 banning methylene chloride’s (MC) commercial paint stripping uses, trichloroethylene’s (TCE) aerosol de-greasing and spot cleaning uses, and n-Methylpyrrolidone’s (NMP) paint stripping uses.
The company is eliminating PFAS in packaging materials by 2025. Public health advocates urge the company to act by 2022 and call on Burger King and Wendy’s to follow suit.
In a welcome holiday announcement, we learned this week of a legal victory in the fight against asbestos! After EPA’s 2018 denial of a petition filed by our allies at Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) to make sure EPA collects information on asbestos use and exposure was upheld, we joined ADAO and other public health groups in a legal challenge that was upheld this week.