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Document ID (ISN)63413
CIS number 94-2028
ISBN(s) 3-7776-0571-9
Year 1994
Convention or series no. BUA Report 95
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) - Advisory Committee on Existing Chemicals of Environmental Relevance (BUA)
Title Trichloroethene
Bibliographic information S. Hirzel Verlag, P.O. Box 10 10 61, 70009 Stuttgart, Germany, 1994. xix, 342p. approx. 670 ref.
Abstract A number of cases of acute occupational intoxication have been reported following exposure to trichloroethene (trichloroethylene); effects include unconsciousness, respiratory symptoms and neurotoxic, hepatic and cardiac effects. Other studies report cases of cardiac arrhythmia and liver and kidney damage. Impaired psychophysiological performance has been observed during human exposure experiments, and skin tests indicate an erythema-forming effect. Carcinogenic effects have been observed in experimental animals.
Descriptors (primary) Germany; ecotoxicology; toxicology; trichloroethylene
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; neurotoxic effects; literature survey; arrhythmia; renal diseases; respiratory diseases; criteria document; hepatic diseases; animal experiments; psychological effects; comment on law; comment on directive; erythema
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Halogenated hydrocarbons
Pollution control