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Control of exposure to perchloroethylene in commercial drycleaning (ventilation).

Authors
NIOSH
Source
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 2000 Feb; 15(2):187-188
NIOSHTIC No.
20020659
Abstract
Perchloroethylene (PERC) is the most commonly used drycleaning solvent. PERC can enter the body through respiratory and dermal exposure. Symptoms associated with exposure include: depression of the central nervous system; damage to the liver and kidneys; impaired memory; confusion; dizziness; headache; drowsiness; and eye, nose, and throat irritation. Repeated dermal exposure may result in dermatitis. NIOSH considers PERC a potential human carcinogen.
Keywords
Dry cleaning industry; Dry cleaning solvents; Exposure levels; Exposure limits; Control equipment; Control methods; Ventilation systems; Ventilation equipment; Central nervous system; Central nervous system disorders; Liver disorders; Kidney damage; Kidney disorders; Skin irritants; Eye irritants; Respiratory irritants
CODEN
AOEHE9
CAS No.
127-18-4
Publication Date
20000201
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2000
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
1047-322X
NIOSH Division
EID; DPSE
Source Name
Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
State
OH
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