DIY paint stripper

DIY paint stripper

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Credit: MARTYN F. CHILLMAID/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: DIY paint stripper. Paint strippers are chemicals used to remove paints and varnishes to allow the application of a new coat of paint. This product, Nitro Mors, used to contain methylene chloride as its active ingredient. This was banned by European Union legislation in 2011 as a Category 3 carcinogen (cancer-causing chemical). Photographed in 2010.

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