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Citing Worker Deaths, Groups Press OMB For Methylene Chloride Ban

February 3, 2023 at 6:47 PM
Environmental groups used a flurry of recent meetings with the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew their calls for a strict rule banning all use of the solvent methylene chloride, highlighting research they say shows both its acute toxicity and ongoing worker deaths even under OSHA’s current safety standards. “We wanted to magnify the comments that we made [to EPA] about methylene chloride and one of the things that we said is we believe a ban...

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