Apartment residents' and day care workers' exposures to tetrachloroethylene and deficits in visual contrast sensitivity.

  title={Apartment residents' and day care workers' exposures to tetrachloroethylene and deficits in visual contrast sensitivity.},
  author={Judith S. Schreiber and H. Kenneth Hudnell and Andrew M. Geller and Dennis E House and Kenneth M. Aldous and Michael S Force and Karyn Langguth and Elizabeth J Prohonic and Jean C Parker},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={655 - 664}
Tetrachloroethylene (also called perchloroethylene, or perc), a volatile organic compound, has been the predominant solvent used by the dry-cleaning industry for many years. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classified perc as a hazardous air pollutant because of its potential adverse impact on human health. Several occupational studies have indicated that chronic, airborne perc exposure adversely affects neurobehavioral functions in workers, particularly visual color… CONTINUE READING


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