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n. Abbr. PCE
A colorless, nonflammable chlorocarbon, C2Cl4, used in dry-cleaning solutions and as an industrial solvent.


(pəˌklɔːrəʊˈɛθɪliːn) or


(Elements & Compounds) a colourless liquid used as a dry-cleaning solvent. Formula: CCl2:CCl2


(pərˌklɔr oʊˈɛθ əˌlin, -ˌkloʊr-)

a colorless, nonflammable liquid, C2Cl4, used as a dry-cleaning solvent.
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Widely used solvents such as toluene, trichloroethylene, and perchloroethylene have possible endocrine disrupting properties (Brouwers et al.
Additionally, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed new restrictions that would reduce the amount of perchloroethylene, a chemical that is a likely human carcinogen and is widely used in dry-cleaning, and other potentially dangerous dry cleaning solvents that are released into the environment.
Rent the Runway claims its dry cleaning facility is the largest in the country, and that instead of perchloroethylene it uses a nonhazardous alternative.
The big earth mover Tuesday dug up soil tainted with perchloroethylene, a solvent long used in dry cleaning.
At first the argument for low-cost-per-litre alternatives like Methylene Chloride (MECL) and Perchloroethylene (PERO looks compelling.
Site investigations have identified impacts related to the release through spills or improper disposal of perchloroethylene.
With doctors voicing concern over increasing levels of cancerous Volatile Organic Compounds ( VOC) -- such as formaldehyde, benzene, methylene chloride and perchloroethylene -- the Union Health Ministry has convened a highlevel meeting to deal with the issue.
We have had a particular focus on promoting PERKLONETM EXT which is a special high purity grade of Perchloroethylene used by oil refineries to regenerate catalysts used during the production of higher quality cleaner fuels.
Ce produit est dangereux pour la sante et les personnes qui sont en contact direct avec le perchloroethylene peuvent souffrir de differentes affections dont des irritations cutanees et des muqueuses, une irritation des tractus respiratoires avec risque d'oedeme pulmonaire.
Dry cleaners across the state are being urged to reduce their use of the solvent perchloroethylene, also known as "perc," and the state Department of Environmental Protection is using the industry's annual environmental certification to educate dry cleaners about the alternatives.
14 in Annals of Neurology, also found a trend toward a tenfold increase in Parkinson's disease among twins exposed to perchloroethylene alone.
Import of 100 tons perchloroethylene for settlement in foreign currency.