Minnesota bans toxic chemical TCE; EPA twiddles thumbs
(*) Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a dangerous chemical. This volatile organic compound is classified as a human carcinogen and is linked to fetal heart defects.
(*) TCE is used in manufacturing processes as well as common household products such as cleaners, spot removers, degreasers, fabric spray, and shoe polish.
(*) Minnesota is now the first state to ban the use of toxic TCE in any facility required to have a state-issued air permit.
(*) EPA fails to protect the public against toxic TCE, despite years of research showing its harmful impacts on human health.
(*) Trump EPA official Nancy Beck fought regulation of toxic TCE for most of her career, and yet, President Trump has nominated her to chair an important consumer watchdog agency, the Consumer Product Safety Commission
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