EPA Moves to Reinstate Ban on Toxic TCE in US Drinking Water

The US government is proposing a ban on TCE, a highly toxic chemical commonly used in stain removers, adhesives and degreasers, which was contaminating drinking water on a wide scale across the United States.

The move comes after years of mounting scientific evidence showing TCE is “extremely toxic” at low levels of exposure, as explained by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

TCE, or trichloroethylene, is a volatile organic compound that humans frequently face in various settings. However, those who use products with the chemical in an occupational setting are most at risk. It’s also commonly used in carpet cleaning treatments, hoof polishes, brake cleaners, pepper spray and lubricants. Read More

News Credit: The Guardian

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