The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released three final risk assessments for specific uses of three chemicals found in common household products. The EPA says that the risk assessment for Dichloromethane (DCM), widely used in paint stripping products, indicates health risks to both workers and consumers who use these products, and to bystanders in workplaces and residences where DCM is used. The agency also estimates that more than 230,000 workers nationwide are directly exposed to DCM from DCM-containing paint strippers.

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