Kevin Hartley was only 21 years old when tragically he passed away after being overcome by chemical fumes while refinishing a bathtub on the job in Nashville, Tennessee. The cause of his death was acute exposure to methylene chloride — a highly toxic chemical that can be lethal and has been linked to dozens of deaths across the country for decades.
Unfortunately, after a two-year delay, the Trump EPA is now signaling that it will move forward a ban on such paint strippers that is significantly weakened from the one originally proposed. It appears to exempt commercial uses, despite the fact that the great majority of reported deaths from the use of these products have involved workers. Currently, the rule awaits finalization at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Take action today, and tell Congress: Don’t let another tragic death happen. Demand that EPA and OMB fix this mistake and ensure the ban protects all Americans.
It's time to protect consumers and workers from deadly paint strippers.
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