IRIS Toxicological Review of Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride) (External Review 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 of the dichloromethane assessment for public review and comment. Also released was the interagency review draft with comments. A public listening session to discuss the report will be held on May 11, 2010, and the external peer review meeting will be held September 23, 2010.|
|Nov 2010||EPA releases the comments from the public comment period and external review workshop.|
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