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May 9, 2021

OSHA-Backed Study Says EPA Undercounted Methylene Chloride Deaths

April 22, 2021 at 1:42 PM
A new analysis conducted by OSHA researchers and academics says EPA’s risk evaluation of methylene chloride undercounted workers’ deaths from exposure to products made with the chemical by almost 40 percent if not more, prompting calls from some of its authors as well as environmental groups for EPA to ban use of the solvent. The April 19 analysis , conducted by OSHA staffers and the University of California San Francisco, finds evidence of 85 deaths associated with methylene chloride exposure,...

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