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Europe to Ban Dichloromethane From Use in Paint Strippers

8:13 AM MST | January 20, 2009 | Kara Sissell

The European Parliament and European Council have approved a ban of dichloromethane from paint strippers intended for consumer use and have strengthened the restrictions on commercial applications, industry groups say. The European Chlorinated Solvent Association (ECSA; Brussels) says the restrictions will not necessarily reduce health risk for users. “There is compelling evidence that the most popular alternative chemicals and methods of paint removal present a greater risk than DCM paint strippers,” ECSA says. The chlorinated solvents industry says...

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