This product in your garage can kill you

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To this day, manufacturers are still putting known toxic ingredients in their products. Case in point: methylene chloride is a toxic substance found in paint strippers, has caused dozens of deaths (1), and “OSHA considers methylene chloride to be a potential occupational carcinogen” (2). Yet, the current EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, is doing nothing to ban this killer.

Even though there is a warning on the label, if a product causes a person to get sick, then it shouldn’t be on the market. When handling ANY cleaning or stripping agent, assume the worst and wear the appropriate gloves and face/skin protection, or assign the task to a professional.

Here’s a list of products that contain this dangerous substance: https://hpd.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/household/search?tbl=TblChemicals&queryx=75-09-2

 

Sources:

  1. “Researchers Tout Safer Alternative to Potentially Deadly Paint Stripper Chemical.” CBS News. Jan. 2 2018. Accessed April 5, 2018. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/researchers-find-safer-alternative-paint-stripper-chemical-methylene-chloride/
  2. 2. United States Department of Labor:  Accessed April 5, 2018. https://www.oshagov/Publications/osha3144.html
  3. Accessed April 5, 2018. https://www.publicintegrity.org/2018/03/26/21626/epa-planned-ban-deadly-paint-stripping-chemical-will-it-follow-through
  4. Accessed April 5, 2018. http://www.live5news.com/story/37843587/live-5-investigates-local-family-demands-epa-ban-paint-stripper-chemical

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