IRIS Toxicological Review of Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride) (Interagency Science Consultation Draft)
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The draft Toxicological Review of Dichloromethane provides scientific support and rationale for the hazard and dose-response assessment pertaining to chronic exposure to dichloromethane. Dichloromethane, also known as methylene chloride, is a colorless liquid. It is, or has been, used principally in paint strippers and removers, as a propellant in aerosols, in the manufacture of drugs, pharmaceuticals, film coatings, electronics, and polyurethane foam, as a metal cleaning solvent, and in the decaffeination process of coffee and tea.
|1987||The oral RfD for dichloromethane was posted to the IRIS database.|
|1990||The cancer assessment for dichloromethane was posted to the IRIS database.|
|Dec 2009||EPA initiated an interagency science consultation on the review of the draft Toxicological Review of Dichloromethane.|
|Mar 2010||EPA released an external review draft and the interagency review draft with comments.|
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