Still Trashing the Place on the Way Out, Trump EPA Will Scrap Plans To Ban Some Uses of Three Dangerous Chemicals
WASHINGTON – In one of the most reprehensible and dangerous decisions by the Trump Environmental Protection Agency, Administrator Andrew Wheeler will announce tomorrow that the agency will drop proposals to ban certain hazardous uses for three extremely toxic, even lethal chemicals.
(*) Trichloroethylene, or TCE, is an industrial solvent that damages the immune system, harms the developing fetus and causes cancer.
(*) Methylene chloride is a common industrial solvent used for paint stripping, vapor degreasing, printing, electronics manufacturing and cleaning. It causes cancer and liver damage in animal studies.
(*) N-methylpyrrolidone is another paint-stripping and degreasing chemical and is linked to fetal harm and other developmental impacts and birth defects.
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