Assessment of trichloroethylene as an occupational carcinogen.

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The reaction is described of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the US to the results of experimental studies which showed that tetrachlorethylene is carcinogenic. Parallels are given with vinyl chloride, which it resembles structurally. The main occupational exposure to trichloroethylene is in the vapour degreasing of… (More)

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