Health Risk Review of Methylene Chloride Triggers EPA Regulation

Hazardous chemicals

On June 19, 2020, the EPA released its final EPA methylene chloride risk analysis which concluded that workers working with the hazardous solvent face greater risk of both neurological issues, and cancer.  The agency’s findings mean that it must propose some type of regulation by June 19, 2021 to reduce the risk.  Under TSCA, the EPA has a number of options to address the unreasonable risk including a ban of commercial uses, or a training, certification, and limited access program for certain workers.

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