from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Either of two colorless, nonflammable, isomeric compounds, C2H3Cl3, having a sweet odor, used as solvents for adhesives, pesticides, and lubricants, and in industrial cleaning solutions.
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- n. Either of two isomeric halogenated hydrocarbons, CH3-CCl3 or CH2Cl-CHCl2, that are used in several industrial applications, especially as solvents
- n. Any of many derivatives of these compounds
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- n. a heavy colorless highly toxic liquid used as a solvent to clean electronic components and for dry cleaning and as a fumigant; causes cancer and liver and lung damage
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Chlorinated hydrocarbons include compounds such as chloroform, carbon tetrachloride and 1,1,1-trichloroethane (TCE). 1,1,1-trichloroethane is one of the least toxic of the chlorinated hydrocarbons.
(Table 2) Halogenated hydrocarbons, such as the solvent trichloroethane and methylene chloride, can produce liver and renal toxicity following chronic exposure, as well as central nervous system (CNS) effects with acute exposure.
I predict that learning more about low-dose effects of ubiquitous chemicals (perchlorate, MTBE, trichloroethane, perfluorochemicals -- all of which have been found in municipal water supplies) will give even committed tap-water drinkers pause.
Two separate studies presented today during the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) in Orlando confirmed existing hypotheses that maternal exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals – including total polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs, such as Arochlor) and organochlorinated pesticides (such as dichlorodiphenyl-trichloroethane, or DDT) may contribute to an increased incidence of these conditions.
Use in all references for the insecticide dichloro diphenyl trichloroethane.
The chemical in question, trichloroethane, isn't even really known to cause the types of symptoms these girls are having.
Alternative to trichloroethane and trichloroethylene is neither an ozone depleter nor a carcinogen and has gained Boeing and Airbus approval on top of critical cleaning performance.
One of the earliest to be used was DDT, dichlorodiphenyl-trichloroethane.
Chemical Insecticides or 2,2-bis (p-chlorophenyl) - 1,1,1, - trichloroethane, chlorinated hydrocarbon compound used as an insecticide insecticides, chemical, biological, or other agents used to destroy … encyclopedia2. thefreedictionary.com / DDT
Since the ozone layer prevents most harmful UVB wavelengths of ultraviolet light from passing through the Earth’s atmosphere, observed and projected decrease in ozone have generated worldwide concern leading to adoption of the Montreal Protocol banning the production of CFCs (Chloro Floro Carbon) and halons as well as related ozone depleting chemicals such as carbon tetrachloride and trichloroethane (also known as methyl chloroform).