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Document ID (ISN)66104
CIS number 96-289
ISBN(s) 3-7776-0692-8
Year 1996
Convention or series no. BUA Report 139
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) - Advisory Committee on Existing Chemicals of Environmental Relevance (BUA)
Title Tetrachloroethylene
Bibliographic information S. Hirzel Verlag, P.O. Box 10 10 61, 70009 Stuttgart, Germany, 1996. xxiii, 351p. Bibl.ref. Price: 120.00.
Abstract Conclusions of this criteria document, translation of a report finalized in August 1993: acute intoxication by inhalation of tetrachloroethylene causes irritation of the mucosa, respiratory tract and eyes and depression of the central nervous system. Chronic exposure also causes effects on the central nervous system and there is some evidence of liver damage. Epidemiological data from studies of dry cleaning workers are presented. There is insufficient evidence for the carcinogenic potential or antifertility effects of tetrachloroethylene in humans.
Descriptors (primary) Germany; ecotoxicology; toxicology; tetrachloroethylene
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; neurotoxic effects; literature survey; irritants; skin absorption; criteria document; dry cleaning; permissible levels; legislation; translation; renal damage
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