Washington, DC—This morning, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its final risk evaluation for Methylene Chloride—finding unreasonable risk of injury from 47 of 53 uses examined, including the use of methylene chloride in paint and coating removers.
Best Buy launched a chemicals policy in 2017 but didn’t publish the list of chemicals it is restricting until recently. While a step in the right direction, the list of chemicals does not go far enough — it is woefully inadequate in addressing harmful flame retardants and other toxics. In the year ahead, Best Buy must significantly expand its list of restricted chemicals and ban toxic flame retardants in the enclosures of all televisions it sells.
Consumers and workers still exposed to methylene chloride from many other uses