What is Trichloroethylene (TCE)?
Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a nonflammable, colorless liquid with
a somewhat sweet odor and a sweet, burning taste. It is used mainly
as a solvent to remove grease from metal parts, but it is also an
ingredient in adhesives, paint removers, typewriter correction fluids,
and spot removers.
Trichloroethylene is not thought to occur naturally in the environment.
However, it has been found in underground water sources and many
surface waters as a result of the manufacture, use, and disposal
of the chemical.
Related Resources for Trichloroethylene (TCE)
Case Study in Environmental Medicine (CSEM)
Self-instructional publication designed to increase primary
care provider's knowledge of a hazardous substance in the environment
and to aid in the evaluation of potentially exposed patients.
CERCLA Priority List of Hazardous Substance
Prioritization of substances based on a combination of their
frequency, toxicity, and potential for human exposure at National
Priorities List (NPL) sites.
- Interaction Profiles
Succintly characterizes the toxicologic and adverse health effects
information for mixtures of hazardous substances.
Interaction Profile for Arsenic, Hydrazines, Jet
Fuels, Strontium-90, And Trichloroethylene
Interaction Profile for Cesium, Cobalt, Strontium,
Polychlorinated Biphenyls, And Trichloroethylene
Interaction Profile for 1,1,1-Trichloroethane,
1,1-Dichloroethane, Trichloroethylene and Tetrachloroethylene.
Medical Management Guideline (MMG) for Acute Chemical
Publication intended to aid emergency department physicians
and other emergency healthcare professionals who manage acute
exposures resulting from chemical incidents.
Minimal Risk Level (MRL)
Intended to serve as a screening tool to help public health
professionals decide where to look more closely.
National Exposure Registry (NER)
Database of individuals who have been exposed to a hazardous
substance at a selected locations. All data collected are confidential.
Public Health Statement
Summary about a hazardous substance taken from Chapter One of
its respective ATSDR Toxicological Profile.
Fact sheet that answers the most frequently asked questions
about a contaminant and its health effects.
Succinctly characterizes the toxicologic and adverse health
effects information for a hazardous substance.
Cesium, Cobalt, Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Strontium,