March 22, 2019
Minnesota Considers a TCE Ban - FluoSolv® is Chosen as the Safer AlternativeTCE emissions in White Bear Township, Minnesota, have caused public alarm. TCE, which stands for trichloroethylene, is a human carcinogen and developmental toxin which is still in heavy use in White Bear Township and across the U.S. despite the dangerous chemical being banned in the EU and Sweden for its known risks to human health. In light of public outcry, the company that was once the largest producer of TCE emissions in White Bear Township has chosen FluoSolv's® line of solvents as a safer alternative.
Is TCE Dangerous?TCE is a popular degreasing solvent in the United States because of its cost and efficacy, but TCE poses serious health risks.
FluoSolv® is Chosen as Safer Alternative to TCE in White Bear TownshipWater Gremlin, a company that makes metal products such as fishing sinkers and electrical contacts for batteries, was formerly the largest producer of airborne TCE emissions in Minnesota’s White Bear Township. The company has assuaged community concern and regained public trust by switching to FluoSolv's® line of safer solvents as part of a $7 million settlement with Minnesota. Companies who wish to keep their communities safer while avoiding large penalties are seeking cost-effective and safer FluoSolv® solvents as their alternative to TCE.
Legislation Banning TCELegislation to ban dangerous chemicals such as TCE has found support from across the political aisle. It has been long-known that TCE and similar chemicals pose a threat not only to the work-force but to the surrounding community, as well. For this reason, Minnesota legislators have introduced bills in the Senate and House to ban TCE, with support from Democrats and Republicans alike. This poses an urgent need for over 80 Minnesota manufacturers to choose safer alternatives to TCE.
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