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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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The clothes are then taken out of the machine to a body steam press, which uses steam to evaporate the remains of perchloroethylene and its strong odor on the fabrics.
L'exposition au perchloroethylene peut causer une irritation des voies respiratoires et des yeux, des vertiges, nausees, maux de tete et pertes de memoire, somnolence.
Soleimanian, "Occupational exposure to perchloroethylene in drycleaning shops in Tehran, Iran," Industrial Health, vol.
EPAs National Perchloroethylene Air Emission Standards for Dry Cleaning Facilities specifies a phase-out of PERC-using dry cleaners in facilities colocated with residential units.
3-benzylidene camphor; 4-methylbenzylidene camphor; 4-nitrophenol -;4,4[acute accent]- dihydroxybenzophenone; Benzophenone-2, CAS 131-55-5; Benzophenone-3, CAS 131-57-7; Benzophenone-1 - 2 - 3; Butylparaben; Dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP); Diethyl phthalate (DEP); Dihexyl phthalate (DHP); Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate; Metam natrium; Methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE); Pentachlorophenol; Perchloroethylene; Propylparaben; Quadrosilan; Resorcinol; Tert-butylhydroxyanisole; Thiram; Zineb
Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW) on Tuesday said it had entered a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to create a 50/50 perchloroethylene (PCE) producing joint venture in China with local chemicals producer Befar Group (SHA:601678).
The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), a diversified portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a new 50-50 joint venture in China to produce perchloroethylene (PCE) with Befar Group Co Ltd (601678 SH) (Binhua).
1, 2014, manufacturers will no longer be able to use methylene chloride, perchloroethylene and trichloroethylene in many cleaning products sold in California.
Things like formaldehyde, naphtha, methylene chloride, and perchloroethylene are highly toxic to humans, including carcinogenicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity, respiratory irritation and acute toxicity.
In the early 1980's, two solvents, trichloroethylene (TCE) and perchloroethylene (PCE), both unregulated at the time, were found in two water systems serving the Tarawa Terrace and Hadnot Point areas.
In some states, 1-BP is used as a solvent in dry cleaning because of restrictions on use of perchloroethylene (tetrachloroethylene), a possible human carcinogen (1).