National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Scientific Review of Trichloroethylene (TCE)

CASRN 79-01-6
Status: Listed in the Report on Carcinogens (RoC)

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Primary Uses or Exposures: TCE is a halogenated alkene its use as a metal degreaser, although currently, the major use is for production of refrigerants. Exposure occurs from working in industries that produce or use TCE as a degreaser or solvent, and from drinking contaminated water and breathing contaminated air.

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