EPA’s Ban on Methylene Chloride

On May 8th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a ban on most uses of methylene chloride, a highly hazardous chemical known to cause severe health issues, including various forms of cancer, neurotoxicity, and even death.  The EPA’s final rule, executed under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), is aimed at protecting individuals from […]

EPA Announces Final Rule Banning Use of Asbestos

In a continued effort to improving public health protection, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a final rule to prohibit ongoing uses of chrysotile asbestos, the only form of asbestos currently utilized in or imported to the United States. This landmark decision, unveiled on March 18, 2024, marks the first rule to be […]