1. 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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How To Use trichloroethane In A Sentence

  • Coincidentally, and perhaps ironically, an expert committee convened by the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants is also meeting this week, in Geneva, to discuss dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane or DDT, an anti-malaria insecticide that has been saving lives since 1945. Free the Fight Against Malaria
  • And we found in my blood trace levels of PCBs [Polychlorinated biphenyls - a man-made organic chemical], DDT [dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane - a synthetic pesticide], PFCs [Perfluorocarbons - linked to infertility] and high levels of flame retardant. Plastic Trash in Oceans Enters Marine Food Chain
  • Alternative to trichloroethane and trichloroethylene is neither an ozone depleter nor a carcinogen and has gained Boeing and Airbus approval on top of critical cleaning performance. Manufacturingtalk - manufacturing industry news
  • Use in all references for the insecticide dichloro diphenyl trichloroethane. Essential Guide to Business Style and Usage
  • Other halogenated compounds, such as trichloroacetic acid, trichloroethane, bromoform and iodoacetate, but not trifluoroacetate, will also react with the excited state indole chromophores in a similar reaction.
  • Chlorinated hydrocarbons include compounds such as chloroform, carbon tetrachloride and 1,1,1-trichloroethane (TCE). 1,1,1-trichloroethane is one of the least toxic of the chlorinated hydrocarbons. Poison prevention for Delaware, Lehigh Valley, S.E. Pennsylvania
  • In the past, farmers have used toxic chemicals such as calcium arsenate, Paris green, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, and toxaphene to rid their cotton crops of insects.
  • The chemical in question, trichloroethane, isn't even really known to cause the types of symptoms these girls are having. Top headlines
  • I predict that learning more about low-dose effects of ubiquitous chemicals (perchlorate, MTBE, trichloroethane, perfluorochemicals -- all of which have been found in municipal water supplies) will give even committed tap-water drinkers pause. Elizabeth Royte: Another Gift to the Bottled Water Industry
  • The abuse of halon-containing fire extinguishers and correcting fluids containing 1,1, 1 - trichloroethane is now almost unheard of in the UK.
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