Thursday, November 3, 2016

"Solvent Degreaser TCE to be listed as Known Human Carcinogen: Federal Report"

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Solvent Degreaser 'Known'Human Carcinogen: Federal Report

By Pat Rizzuto
Chemical Regulation Reporter®
November 2, 2016

Trichloroethylene, formerly a widely used solvent, will be listed as a "known human carcinogen" in a federal Report on Carcinogens to be published Nov. 3.

The Department of Health and Human Services, which issues the report, upgraded trichloroethylene (TCE) from a "reasonably anticipated to be" to a "known human carcinogen," HHS's National Toxicology Program said in a Federal Register notice to be published Nov. 3.


The Dow Chemical Co., PPG Industries Inc. and GreenChem Industries LLC are among the U.S. companies that made or imported 225 million pounds of TCE in 2011, the most recent year for which data is available.


Trichloroethylene has been found on at least 1,045 of the 1,699 current or former Superfund sites, according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.


For the entire article, see

The Report on Carcinogens is available at
The TCE documents are available at


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