Occupational Health Watch: February 2016
New Digital Story Highlights the Dangers of Methylene Chloride-Containing Paint Strippers
Jason 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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