Tell Biden’s EPA: Ban this deadly chemical from the workplace

Acting EPA Administrator Jane Nishida

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No one should have to risk their life to earn a paycheck.

But the Trump EPA refused to ban a deadly chemical in paint strippers for use on the job. Now it’s time to make sure that President Biden’s EPA protects workers!

When fumes from methylene chloride-based paint strippers build up, the chemical can cause asphyxiation and heart attacks. It’s happened to dozens of people, including 21-year-old Kevin Hartley.

After activists convinced a dozen retailers, including Lowe’s and The Home Depot, to voluntarily stop selling paint strippers with this chemical, Trump’s EPA finally banned it from consumer products. But they gave the chemical industry a back door. It can still be used in the workplace—where it can be just as deadly as it can be at home.

Tell the Biden EPA: Protect all of us by banning deadly paint strippers.

To: Acting EPA Administrator Jane Nishida
From: [Your Name]

I want you to ban methylene chloride from paint strippers for commercial uses. Banning it for consumer use is not enough. No one should have to risk their life to earn a paycheck.