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Trichloroethylene is used as household cleaner, with trichloroethane it is used in most typewriter correction fluid. It is also used in wool-fabric scouring, as extractant for spice oleoresins. Intermediate in the production of pentachloroethane
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D L Freedman.; J M Gossett. Biological reductive dechlorination of tetrachloroethylene and trichloroethylene to ethylene under methanogenic conditions. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 1985, 55 (9), 2144-2151.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H341-H350-H336
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. Suspected of causing genetic defects. May cause cancer. May cause drowsiness or dizziness.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Obtain special instructions before use. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.