CDC Issues Alert on Bathtub Stripping Products & Fatalities

According to a recent CDC study, thirteen people died using a solvent for stripping bathtubs.  A man from Michigan died in 2010 when he used about six ounces of a stripping solvent.  The stripper contained 60% to 100% methylene chloride, according to Dr. Ken Rosenman, Chief of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Michigan State University.  Two other Michigan residents who died as a result of exposure to the stripping solvent were part of the investigational study.  According to Dr. Rosenman, “worker exposure to toxic chemicals is regulated but do-it-yourselfers don’t get the same protection”.
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