Production of non-hazardous and non-toxic aircraft cleaning products, which are free from substances, including Perchloroethylene
, trichloroethylene (TCE), and other chemicals, remain a key strategy to widen consumer base, while driving sales.
(tetrachloroethylene) is a colorless volatile liquid, used mainly as a solvent in dry cleaning, cleaning of electrical equipment, and degreasing of metal parts.
At the DuPont/Chermours Pompton Lakes Work site, which manufactured explosives and munitions, the company released trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene
, as well as lead and mercury, into the surrounding soil and water supply which provides drinking water to "hundreds of homes," according to the OAG.
The chemical perchloroethylene
, also known as 'PERC', and found in many cleaning products, has also been classified as a 'possible carcinogen' by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the US.
A spokesperson for the transmissions producer advised that when the company changed solvent a couple of years ago, consideration was given to using perchloroethylene
, which would have been more effective than methylene chloride.
They used chemical solvents that were common in the metal painting process, including perchloroethylene
is a clear, colorless, and nonflammable synthetic liquid chemical that is volatile and readily evaporates at room temperature .
(1) This issue of Environmental Health Perspectives contains the first published toxicology study to be performed with CC mice: an exploration of how the toxic effects of perchloroethylene
vary from animal to animal.
That process typically involves chemical solvents like perchloroethylene
, which can leach into groundwater and has been linked to neurological problems, acute loss of coordination, and liver tumors in mice.
2 PERC (Perchloroethylene
or Tetrachlorethylene)--This is a potential carcinogen with links to numerous cancers.
According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's website, the property was referred to the MPCA Superfund program in 2012, based on findings from a site assessment that found perchloroethylene
(PCE) in groundwater samples collected during a petroleum leak site investigation on the adjoining property.