Weekly Poll (7)


In March, the EPA issued a final rule to prohibit the manufacture and importing, processing and distribution of methylene chloride in all paint removers for consumer use, but not for contractors and professionals. Based on the number of health risks, medical claims and even deaths, do you think this is fair to workers who will have to continue to work with the common chemical?


Just before the government shutdown, the EPA sent proposals to the Office of Management and Budget that ban the retail use of methylene chloride, but not the commercial use. Do you think this is a good idea?


A group of workers and environment and public health advocates recently notified the Environmental Protection Agency of its intent to sue the agency over its failure to finalize a ban on the use of methylene chloride in paint strippers. Do you think enough action has been taken against methylene chloride to date?


The Sherwin-Williams Company recently announced that it will be phasing out the use of methylene chloride in its paint removal products by the end of the year. Do you agree with this move?


Methylene chloride paint strippers are being phased out by some companies and retailers ahead of an anticipated partial ban by the EPA. Should they be done away with entirely?


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced last month that it has decided to move forward on its original ruling on methylene chloride, prohibiting the consumer and commercial paint-stripping uses for the chemical. Do you agree with this move?


The U.S. EPA is weighing its next move on dangerous chemical paint strippers. What should that move be?


 
 
   

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