OSHA fact 6

The country’s widespread lack of federal exposure limits makes it easy for companies to switch from chemicals OSHA specifically regulates to ones it doesn’t, even though the ones without standards can be hazardous in their own right. For instance, N-Methylpyrrolidone — frequently used as an alternative to the regulated methylene chloride for paint removal — is a risk to pregnant women and women of childbearing age, the EPA said in March after animal studies showed harms to developing fetuses. Image from the Noun Project/ Dan Hetteix.