WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft methylene chloride risk evaluation that addresses commercial paint stripper uses. In January 2017, EPA proposed to ban commercial paint stripper uses, but it later removed these uses from its March 2019 final rule, leaving workers unprotected from harm.
Policy & Regulation
In a groundbreaking move, the European Commission has adopted a regulation to ban organohalogen flame retardants in televisions and other displays.
“I’ve listened to the personal testimonies of mothers, fathers, and children whose lives are irreparably damaged by their toxic products. 3M’s corporate-speak and refusal to acknowledge their role in creating birth defects and cancer diagnoses is a slap in the face.” –Harley Rouda (CA-48) Chair, Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Environment