Volume 92 Issue 28 | p. 24 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 14, 2014

Trichloroethylene Called A Known Carcinogen

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: trichloroethylene, carcinogen, National Toxicology Program, NTP

Trichloroethylene (TCE), a solvent primarily used as a degreaser for metals, should be reclassified as a known human carcinogen, a draft report from the National Toxicology Program says. This conclusion is based on human epidemiology and toxicology studies that show TCE causes kidney cancer in humans. The draft finds limited evidence that the chemical causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in humans and substantial evidence that it causes several types of cancer in laboratory animals. . . .

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