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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.


/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.


, 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


a clear, colorless liquid used extensively at one time as an anthelmintic but now superseded in all species by safer and more effective drugs.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.

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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.

here is a link to the abstract-


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2006, "Anaerobic degradation of tetrachloroethylene using different co-substrates as electron donors," Biomed.
Absorption of carbon tetrachloride, trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, methylene chloride, and 1,1,1-trichloroethane through the human skin.
03 (CREG) Combustibles Methane 2 10% LEL (c [double dagger]) Petroleum 2 10% LEL VOCs ([double dagger]) Chlorinated VOCs Tetrachloroethylene (PCE) 39 300 (cEMEG) ([dagger]) Trichloroethylene (TCE) 21 500 (iEMEG) (c [double dagger]) Vinyl chloride 10 0.
The acid transport properties are compared with the transport of water and tetrachloroethylene in order to reveal possible differences between acid and non-acid transport.
Officials of the Odawara-based Oji Gokin said tetrachloroethylene, a chlorine-based organic compound, was detected to be 10,000 times more than the maximum allowable contaminant level in tests conducted by local government authorities early this year.
2] (ozone/peroxide) AOP for trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachloroethylene (PCE) removal at a scale of 450 [m.
Tetrachloroethylene has been found in at least 771 of the 1,430 current or former National Priority List (NPL) sites.
DRY cleaning in the wardrobes give off traces of tetrachloroethylene, which can cause cancer.
Perchloroethylene is also known as tetrachloroethylene and tetrachloroethene.
Precision and sensitivity of pharmacokinetic models for cancer risk assessment: tetrachloroethylene in mice, rats and humans.