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Background information on trichloroethylene.
Lloyd JW; Moore RM Jr.; Breslin P
J Occup Med 1975 Sep; 17(9):603-605
Preliminary evaluation of the carcinogenic activity of trichloroethylene (79016) in laboratory rodents by the National Cancer Institute indicates that this material is a potent liver carcinogen. Trichloroethylene is a significant commercial product with a wide variety of industrial uses. In light of the potential risks of human exposure in the work environment, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is alerting the occupational health community to these findings. Additional animal studies as well as detailed epidemiologic investigations are anticipated.
JOCMA7; NIOSH-Author; Chlorinated-hydrocarbons; Chlorinated-ethylenes; Chemical-carcinogens; Toxicology; Liver-cancer; Organic-solvents; Exposure-limits; Industries; Anesthetics
Issue of Publication
Journal of Occupational Medicine
Page last reviewed: December 4, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division