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SaferSolvent.com is designed to cut through all the confusing and contradictory information as facts come to light and regulations are developed and enacted.
KENNESAW, GA, October 29, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Safer Solvent Network website, at www.SaferSolvent.com, is the one-stop resource for Health & Safety Engineers to identify problematic solvents, and locate effective and safer replacements.
N-Propyl Bromide (nPB), Trichloroethylene (TCE), Perchloroethylene (Perc) and methylene chloride (MeCl) are toxic chemicals commonly used in industrial applications as aerosol cleaners, in vapor degreasers, ultrasonic cleaning equipment, and immersion cleaning. They are commonly used as cleaners because they are non-flammable, have high solvency, and are relatively inexpensive.
The onus is on the organizations using solvents to select products carefully, and equip the users to safely handle the chemicals. The lack of such knowledge and control can lead to employee ill health, downtime, and potential liability, no matter what the legal standing of a particular chemical.
Under the "RESOURCES" menu, SaferSolvent.com provides a thorough and up-to-date list of links to the following:
- White papers showcasing studies and testing on cleaning solvent toxicity
- Toxicological information on nPB, TCE, Perc, MeCl, and replacement chemicals from the EPA, CDC, National Toxicology Program (NTP), and Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI).
- Regulatory documents on nPB, TCE, Perc, MeCl, and replacement chemicals from the EPA, OSHA, and more.
Under the "PRODUCTS" menu, SaferSolvent.com provides the following lists of commercially available products:
- Solvent cleaners containing nPB, TCE, and Perc MeCl the organizations need to identify and consider replacing.
- Safer replacement cleaning solvents from companies like Chemtronics, Techspray, and LPS Labs. Product brands like Chemtronics Tri-V and Techspray PWR-4 were specifically developed to match the performance and other characteristics of nPB and other highly toxic solvents.
Kevin Pawlowski, web developer of SaferSolvent.com, stated: "SaferSolvent.com is designed to cut through all the confusing and contradictory information as facts come to light and regulations are developed and enacted. This website is one place Health and Safety Engineers can go for up-to-date and complete information on highly toxic cleaning solvents and their replacements."
For more information on the Safer Solvent Network, hazardous cleaning chemistries, and safer replacements, go to www.safersolvent.com.
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