tetrachloroethylene

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tetrachloroethylene

 [tet″rah-klor″o-eth´ĭ-lēn]
a moderately toxic chlorinated hydrocarbon formerly widely used as an anthelmintic but now used only as a dry cleaning solvent and for other industrial uses.

tetrachloroethylene

/tet·ra·chlo·ro·eth·y·lene/ (tet″rah-klōr″o-eth´ĭ-lēn) a moderately toxic chlorinated hydrocarbon used as a dry-cleaning solvent and for other industrial uses.

tetrachlorethylene

, tetrachloroethylene, tetrachloroethene (te″tră-klor-eth′ĭ-lēn″) (te″tră-klō-rō-eth′ĭ-lēn″) (te″tră-klō-rō-eth′ēn″)
Cl2-C=C-Cl2 or C2Cl4, a clear, colorless liquid with a characteristic odor, used as a solvent.
CAS # 127-18-4

tetrachloroethylene

a clear, colorless liquid used extensively at one time as an anthelmintic but now superseded in all species by safer and more effective drugs. Overdosing causes incoordination immediately, hepatic insufficiency later.

Patient discussion about tetrachloroethylene

Q. breating air that has tetrachloroethene in it how does it affect you if u have prostate cancer the air in my building has been determined to have Tetrachloroethylene in it i have just been diagnosed with prostate cancer

A. i found a research they did in Finland about tetrachloroethene, and they saw that amongst the people who were exposed to it over the years there was an increased amount of cancerous events. and even prostate cancer.

here is a link to the abstract-

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7552463?ordinalpos=2&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

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Au moment ou ce solvant est interdit au Etats-Unis , au Danemark , bientot en France et dans d'autres pays Europeens, on est en droit de poser la question suivante aux responsables, aux decideurs pour savoir si au Maroc le perchlorethylene va toujours etre utilise au niveau des pressings au moment ou la dangerosite de ce solvant est scientifiquement prouvee.
Au moment ou ce solvant est interdit au Etats-Unis, au Danemark, et bientot en France et dans d'autres pays europeens, on est en droit de poser la question suivant aux decideurs pour savoir si au Maroc le perchlorethylene va toujours etre utilise au niveau des pressings au moment ou la dangerosite de ce solvant est scientifiquement prouvee
For our requirements perchlorethylene gives us the best cleaning results with maximum flexibility for the oils and greases which have to be removed," further explains HWG.
Cleaning with chlorinated solvents like perchlorethylene is classic for industrial parts cleaning.
Dimethyl, perchlorethylene, 2-butoxyethanol, benzyl, ammonium chloride, monoethanolamine carbon monoxide, sodium dodecylbenzene sulphonate, phthalates, sodium hydroxide [lye], hydrochloric acid, trichlorethane, toluene, petroleum distillate.
The most general solvent cleaners used in vapour degreasing to remove oil and grease are tricholoroethane or perchlorethylene.
Chart's DryWash business built dry cleaning machines, which incorporated the use of liquid carbon dioxide in the cleaning process, instead of perchlorethylene.
The report goes on to indicate that the process is likely to yield similar results for a wide range of other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOs), including such toxic water contaminants as trichlorethylene (TCE) and perchlorethylene (PCE).