Consumers and workers still exposed to methylene chloride from many other uses
Washington, DC — Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit handed down a decision in Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, et al v. U.S. EPA. The petition challenged EPA’s “framework rules” under the 2016 Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act, amending the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
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.