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Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEM) : Tetrachloroethylene Toxicity

Tetrachloroethylene is used mainly as a solvent for dry cleaning and metal degreasing.

Like most chlorinated solvents, tetrachloroethylene can cause central nervous system depression.

Chronic exposure to tetrachloroethylene may adversely affect the neurological system, liver, and kidneys.

Tetrachloroethylene is reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen on the basis of limited evidence from studies in humans and sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity from studies in experimental animals.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-02-23 16:36:57
Description Tetrachloroethylene is used mainly as a solvent for dry cleaning and metal degreasing.

Like most chlorinated solvents, tetrachloroethylene can cause central nervous system depression.

Chronic exposure to tetrachloroethylene may adversely affect the neurological system, liver, and kidneys.

Tetrachloroethylene is reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen on the basis of limited evidence from studies in humans and sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity from studies in experimental animals.
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Source Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
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Date Of Record Creation 2009-02-23 16:34:02
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Date Last Modified 2010-03-27 17:43:52
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-02-23 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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