Are you spraying a carcinogen?
There is a possible health hazard lurking on your shelf or work bench. Your mold release, mold cleaner, rust preventive or ejector pin grease might have it. The chemical is trichloroethylene and you need to check now.
At a recent meeting with a molder we found they were using products containing trichloroethylene. About nine years ago the EPA determined trichloroethylene is likely a human carcinogen. Slide had already removed trichloroethylene and all other chlorinated solvents from every formulation. We told the molder and the reaction was complete surprise. They had no idea of the potential danger to their employees.
The chemical is NOT in any of Slide’s products. None.
How to find out
Industrial products are not required to list contents/formulations on their product. Instead, there is a Material Safety Data Sheet available for each product. That is where you will find out if there is trichloroethylene in the product. We have found over 20 products, including mold cleaners, rust preventives and mold releases that still contain this chemical.
There is a more detailed story about trichloroethylene in our NEWS section. To read more Click Here.
You can be productive. And be safe. Slide is ready to help you with expertise and experience.