What is PCE?
Environmental Enlightenment #110
Historically, various industrial and dry-cleaning operations involved extensive uses of the solvent known as PCE.
PCE is also called Perchloroethylene; Perc, Tetrachloroethylene, carbon dichloride, ethylene tetrachloride, Perclene, and tetrachloroethene.
The major uses of PCE were in:
Dry Cleaning & Textiles (69%)
Metal Cleaning (16%)
Chemical Intermediate (12%).
PCE enters the body by any of the following. These are called “routes of entry.”
Points of attack are:
Acute exposure may cause central nervous system depression, hepatic injury, and anesthetic death.
Upper Respiratory System
Central Nervous System
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