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Occupational Health Watch: February 2016

New Digital Story Highlights the Dangers of Methylene Chloride-Containing Paint Strippers

Paint-Remover-ScreengrabJason is a former painter who almost died from exposure to a paint remover containing methylene chloride. He was using the product to strip the interior of a yacht when he was overcome by the product's toxic vapors.

A new digital story (video) produced by the California Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program explains Jason's tragic incident, the hazards of using methylene chloride-containing paint strippers, and the safer alternatives that are available.

Watch the video


Methylene Chloride – OHB web page

FACE Program Digital Stories

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