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EPA Administrator Regan: Ban toxic trichloroethylene (TCE) now!

Re: EPA-HQ-OPPT-2020-0642-0026

EPA classifies trichloroethylene (TCE) as carcinogenic to humans by all routes of exposure. EPA has found that TCE has the potential to induce neurotoxicity, immunotoxicity, developmental toxicity, liver toxicity, kidney toxicity, and endocrine effects. It has also been linked to Parkinson’s Disease.

For far too long, workers and communities across the country have been exposed to and made sick by TCE. As we’ve waited for EPA action, families and communities have suffered its devastating health effects.

Recently, the EPA proposed a rule to “prohibit all manufacture (including import), processing, and distribution in commerce of TCE and industrial and commercial use of TCE for all uses; prohibit the disposal of TCE to industrial pre-treatment, industrial treatment, or publicly owned treatment works.”

We’ve waited long enough. To protect workers and communities, tell EPA to quickly finalize a TCE rule that bans all uses of this dangerous chemical.

This rule will save lives – for consumers, workers, and communities.

Administrator Regan, we’ve waited long enough to ban TCE!

Read more about the need to ban toxic trichloroethylene.