trichloroethylene


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trichloroethylene

 [tri″klor-o-eth´ĭ-lēn]
a widely used industrial solvent, formerly used as an inhalation analgesic and anesthetic; exposure to high vapor concentrations can cause fatal poisoning.

trichloroethylene

/tri·chlo·ro·eth·y·lene/ (-eth´ĭ-lēn) a clear, mobile liquid used as an industrial solvent; formerly used as an inhalant anesthetic.

trichloroethylene

[trīklôr′ō·eth′ilēn]
a general anesthetic, administered by mask with N2O, for dentistry, minor surgery, and the first stages of labor. It is too cardiotoxic for deep anesthesia, even in light planes of anesthesia. It is not currently used in clinical anesthesia practice in developed countries.

trichloroethylene, trichlorethylene

a volatile, nonflammable solvent with a similar odor to chloroform. Used in the extraction of oils and fats from plant and animal materials for the purpose of using the oil. The residue is available as animal feed. Has anesthetic and analgesic properties but is not recommended for use as either in animals.

trichloroethylene-extracted soybean meal
see trichloroethylene-extracted soybean meal.
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Levels of trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene at all survey sites, however, measured lower than the standard of 200 micrograms per cubic meter of air.
Man-made materials like particle board, synthetic fibers and plastic--which emit harmful formaldehyde, trichloroethylene (TCE) benzene and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) over years of exposure--have also become ubiquitous indoors.
Eventually, officials discovered that two of the city's public wells were contaminated with trichloroethylene and other industrial chemicals, the apparent sources of which were a nearby tannery and a nearby manufacturing plant.
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) completed a toxicological review of trichloroethylene (TCE) in September 2011, which was the result of an effort spanning > 20 years.
And within the next year, the agency will revise standards for the carcinogenic contaminants tetrachloroethylene and trichloroethylene, which are used in industrial processes and get into ground and surface water.