Prop 65: Listing of Trichloroethylene (TCE) (January 2014)California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has added trichloroethylene (TCE) to the list of chemicals known to the State to cause reproductive toxicity under Proposition 65. This chemical is mainly used in vapor degreasing of metal parts and as a solvent in the textile industry. It is commonly found in consumer products such as paint removers and adhesives. The listing of trichloroethylene is based on U.S. EPA’s discussion of data and conclusions in the “Toxicological Review of Trichloroethylene (CAS NO. 79-01-6),” which identifies male reproductive and developmental toxicity in laboratory animals, and satisfies the formal identification criteria in the Proposition 65 regulations. Additional information on U.S. EPA’s listing criteria can be found on OEHHA’s website here.
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