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NPPR/WSPPN Webinar: Safer Alternatives to Methylene Chloride Consumer Product Paint Strippers

Webinar: Safer Alternatives to Methylene Chloride Consumer Product Paint Strippers
Join the Webinar on April 23     noon-1pm EST


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This Webinar hosted by the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) and  Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network (WSPPN) and is part of the Safer Chemistry Challenge Program Series.

Methylene chloride has been used for many years in consumer product paint strippers that are purchased from Home Depot, paint supply and hardware stores.  The strippers are used by consumers, small furniture stripping companies, contractors, boatyards and various other businesses to strip a range of items.  The chemical is a carcinogen and acute exposure to methylene chloride strippers is linked to two deaths in California in the last few years.  This presentation will describe two projects that focused on developing, testing and demonstrating safer alternatives to methylene chloride consumer product paint strippers.  It will also focus on the actions California agencies could take to restrict the use of the strippers.

Dr. Katy Wolf is director of the Institute for Research and Technical Assistance (IRTA), a nonprofit organization established in 1989.  IRTA identifies, develops, tests and demonstrates safer alternatives for industrial and consumer product applications.  IRTA also performs emerging and advanced technology demonstrations that reduce or eliminate the use of hazardous substances.  IRTA’s work focuses heavily on solvent alternatives in cleaning, dry cleaning, electronics, paint stripping, coatings, lubricants and adhesives.  Over the last 20 years, IRTA’s projects have led to a reduction in the use of hazardous substances in California of more than 100 tons per day.  Dr. Wolf spent fourteen years at the Rand Corporation, where she performed research on alternatives to ozone depleting substances and chlorinated solvents. Dr. Wolf has authored more than 200 publications. She has a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics.


Title:  Webinar: Safer Alternatives to Methylene Chloride Consumer Product Paint Strippers

Date:  Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Time:  Now 9:00 am PDT- 10:00 am PDT, 12:00 – 1:00pm EST      Previously:  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.


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Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
Mobile attendees
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