18 May 2023
To safeguard human health, the EPA proposed on April 20, 2023, to prohibit most methylene chloride applications. In the revised method established by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act passed in 2016, methylene chloride is the second chemical that is going through risk control in accordance with the revised method.
Even though methylene chloride is clearly toxic to the body, exposure can result in severe health effects, even death. “For this reason, the EPA is taking action, proposing to outlaw most uses of this chemical, while enacting more rigorous regulations to reduce exposures elsewhere.” To safeguard employee health, workplace regulations are necessary.
This historic proposed ban shows considerable advancement in our efforts to put new chemical safety safeguards in place. In addition, it takes long overdue steps to improve public health.
Objective of this proposal
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1. How does the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 6 work?
Some chemicals are subject to import and export requirements under Section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
2. How does TSCA Section 6 work?
TSCA Section 6(a) requires EPA to address unreasonable risks of injury to health or the environment presented by a chemical substance under the conditions of use determined by the Administrator