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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.
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, 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
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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.

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Application of the suggested assessment values for tetrachloroethene requires strict adherence to the specified sampling times "prior to shift" [4] or "prior to the last shift of a work week" [3].
Yu et al., "Comparison of anaerobic dechlorinating enrichment cultures maintained on tetrachloroethene, trichloroethene, cis-dichloroethene and vinyl chloride," Water Research, vol.
They reported that 7 different VOCs, 1,1-Dichloroethene, methylene chloride, chloroform, benzene, trichloroethene, tetrachloroethene and styrene could be found in printing facilities.
Sherwood Lollar et al., "Stable carbon isotope evidence for intrinsic bioremediation of tetrachloroethene and trichloroethene at Area 6, Dover Air Force Base," Environmental Science and Technology 35 (2001), pp.
The hazardous substances covered in this volume are ammonia; 2-butanone oxime; 2-butenal, dicyclopentadiene; 2,4- dinitrotoluene, 2,6-dinitrotoluene, and 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene; hydrogen fluoride and fluorides; halogenetic anesthetic gases; sulfuric acid; oleum; thiourea; trichloroethene and tetrachloroethene; tryglycidyl isocyanurate; and zirconium.
Duhamel M, Wehr S, Yu L, Rizvi H, Seepersad D, Dworatzek S, Cox E, Edwards E (2002) Comparison of anaerobic dechlorinating enrichment cultures maintained on tetrachloroethene, trichloroethene, cis-dichloroethene and vinyl chloride.
The public survey is the first official response to the disclosure that tetrachloroethene polluted the soil and groundwater at the shopping center.
This (Cornell University) study investigates and models the selective delivery of H2 to a tetrachloroethene (PCE) dechlorinator.
The pesticide of greatest concern was aldicarb; the most common VOCs were tetrachloroethene (PCE), trichloroethene (TCE), 1,1,1 trichloroethane (TCA), and 1,2 dichloropropane (DCP).
From well 2B, traces of tetrachloroethene and dichloroethene (isomer not specified) were found in one sample each and a trace of trichloroethane (again, the isomer was not specified) was found in three of the four samples.
The injected chemicals will break up the dry cleaning chemicals: tetrachloroethene and four other contaminants.