Today’s publication of a peer-reviewed study—Fatalities from methylene chloride exposure in the United States, 1980-2018: A comprehensive case series and policy implications—adds to the strong case for EPA to fully ban the use of paint strippers containing methylene chloride from use in the United States.
Yesterday, at the Biden EPA’s request, a federal judge vacated a Trump EPA rule that would have weakened the agency’s ability to protect our health. Hundreds of thousands of Americans and hundreds of scientists spoke out against it, and attorneys general for 14 states and six cities took action in opposition.
It was encouraging to see that one of President Biden’s first executive orders directed EPA to review a number of TSCA-related actions by the Trump EPA. While the Biden administration has much to do to right the ship, here are three items we are glad to see on their “Build Back Better” list…