from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A heavy, colorless, toxic liquid, C2HCl3, used to degrease metals, as an extraction solvent for oils and waxes, as a refrigerant, in dry cleaning, and as a fumigant.
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- n. the unsaturated chlorinated hydrocarbon C(Cl)2=CHCl used as an industial solvent
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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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•By far, the most common contaminant is a chlorinated solvent called trichloroethylene, or "trike," and its breakdown products -- substances known to cause birth defects and cancer and reaching concentrations thousands of times higher than federal drinking water standards allow.
Department of Education officials closed Bronx New School on Jerome Ave. late last month after finding high levels of a cancer-causing poison called trichloroethylene, or TCE, there.
The lawsuits _ a class-action case involving about 200 people and another case filed by the would-be developers of a condominium project _ seek unspecified financial compensation for property that owners say is worthless because of the contamination from a degreaser called trichloroethylene, also known as TCE.
The Myrtle Beach lawsuits involve AVX's use of a degreaser called trichloroethylene, or TCE, which has been linked with cancer and other illnesses.
The problem is a chemical called trichloroethylene, or TCE, which was used to keep missiles clean and ready to rumble on short notice.
AVX is accused of contaminating groundwater in a roughly 10-block Myrtle Beach neighborhood with a toxic chemical called trichloroethylene, or TCE.
Unknown to us, Camp Lejeune had ground water and well water contamination with various volatile organic compounds such as trichloroethylene (TCE) and perchloroethylene (PCE), among other chemicals, which may have originated as early as the 1950's.
While it's a well known fact that plants convert carbon dioxide into oxygen through photosynthesis, the NASA/ALCA study showed that many houseplants also remove harmful elements such as trichloroethylene, benzene, and formaldehyde from the air
The study assessed the risk posed by carcinogens such as trichloroethylene, whose fumes filter through cracks and openings into basements and from there, to other building parts.
This was the area where previous testing found the highest readings of contaminants such as trichloroethylene, TCE, and tetrachloroethene, PERC.