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Chemicals Used in Paint Strippers, Vapor Degreasing May Be Banned; EPA to Evaluate Chemicals Grandfathered in Under Old TSCA

Chemicals Used in Paint Strippers, Vapor Degreasing May Be Banned; EPA to Evaluate Chemicals Grandfathered in Under Old TSCA

A slew of chemical rules that will affect manufacturers and other industrial sectors have been proposed this week by the EPA.

Risk Assessment for Paint Removal Chemical Released

The EPA has released the final risk assessment for N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP), a chemical commonly used to remove paint and other coatings. The assessment identified risks to pregnant women and women of childbearing age, who have high exposure to NMP through paint or other coating removal. Acute and chronic risks identified … Read more »

EPA Releases Draft Risk Assessments of Chemicals in Household Products

The EPA has released for public comment draft risk assessments on five chemicals found in common household products. The five assessments address the following chemical uses: methylene chloride or dichloromethane (DCM) and n-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) in paint stripper products; trichloroethylene (TCE) as a degreaser and a spray-on protective coating; antimony trioxide (ATO) … Read more »