Trichloroethylene, also known as TCE, is a chemical that can cause serious medical problems. TCE, like Perchloroethylene (PERC), is a known carcinogen. For those harmed by TCE, Medical Claim Legal can help obtain financial compensation.
Where is TCE Found?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s hazard summary, the most common uses for TCE are:
- degreaser of metal parts
- extraction solvent for greases, oils, fats, waxes and tars
- refrigerant in some chemical processes
- paint remover
- cleaning fluids
The complete hazard warning from the EPA can be found here.
Dangers of the Chemical
If TCE is not properly handled, there is a risk of human exposure. If TCE reaches soil, it can contaminate drinking water. In addition, people can be harmed by breathing air in and around factories that use the chemical. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry warns about the wide variety of side effects from TCE:
- Headaches, dizziness, sleepiness
- Neurological problems including hearing, seeing and balance issues
- Liver and kidney complications, including cancer
- Auto-immune disorders
- Complications in the male reproductive system
- Congenital heart defects and small birth weight
- Coma and death
Why Medical Claim Legal is Right for Your Case
If you or someone you love has been adversely affected because of TCE exposure, you may be eligible for financial recovery for your medical and personal expenses. People or companies that expose others to this substance can be held accountable. A free consultation with the lawyers at Medical Claim Legal can help you take the first step towards your claim.
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