Trichloroethylene

Trichloroethylene

  • $45.00


Trichloroethylene is a colorless liquid with a chloroform-like odor used as a solvent. It is mainly used to remove grease and to make refrigerant. It is a common chemical in the dry cleaning industry.

Sources/Uses

  • Dry Cleaning operations
  • extraction solvent for greases, oil, fats, and waxes
  • Component of other chemicals, such as paints, varnishes, refrigerants, and pesticides

Exposure Limits

  • OSHA PEL: TWA 100 ppm C 200 ppm 300 ppm (5-minute maximum peak in any 2 hours)
  • NIOSH REL: TWA 25 ppm C 2 mg/m3

Health effects

  • Sleepiness, fatigue, headache, confusion
  • Studies have shown low toxicity from inhalation, but moderate from oral exposure
  • Neurological, lung, kidney, and heart effects

Additional Resources

Sold individually, as a pack of 5, or a pack of 10
All purchases include analysis and report from our accredited Industrial Hygiene laboratory