The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a proposed rule to ban methylene chloride for commercial use in paint removers and most other products. The EPA has already banned most consumer sales as of August 2019.
The EPA is proposing to prohibit most industrial and commercial uses of methylene chloride, including in automotive care products (cleaners, degreasers, air conditioner fluids, etc.). The ban would be fully implemented 15 months after the EPA issues a final rule.
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Methylene Chloride (aka Dichloromethane), while commonly found in paint products and strippers, is also an ingredient in products like Permatex 80697 Copper Spray-A-Gasket Hi-Temp Adhesive Sealant, and and Camel Tire Care Tru-Flate Universal Cement
Please contact Safety Regulation Strategies, Inc. so we can help you identify any products containing Methylene Chloride at your facility. We can also discuss with you legal ways to remove it from your shop and properly dispose of it..
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