Trichloroethylene (TCE) now Labeled a Known Human Carcinogen

The National Toxicology Program; an initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has officially classified trichloroethylene (TCE) as a “known human carcinogen” per the 14th Report on Carcinogens.

It has been documented for quite some time that trichloroethylene can be a harmful solvent to both users and the environment and it is because of solvents like TCE that Enviro Tech was founded. We believed in the premise that there had to be solvent alternatives that were less damaging to the environment and individuals without compromising results. With that goal in mind, more than twenty years ago we created EnSolv® : an nPB based solvent, the first of its kind, that revolutionized the industry – and we’ve continued to build upon that initial goal. Enviro Tech now offers our NEXT generation fluorinated solvent line consisting of NEXT 3000® and EnSolv NEXT® . These, like all of our patented solvents, have a global warming potential of zero, but with an even higher human exposure threshold.

If you’re still using TCE in your manufacturing process, now is the time to graduate to one of our many drop-in alternatives. To this date, trichloroethylene has been heavily scrutinized, regulated and even banned in a plethora of states. Now classified as a known human carcinogen, it’s only a matter of time before trichloroethylene becomes an obsolete solvent.

Be proactive and contact Enviro Tech to future-proof your critical cleaning today!

Sources:

https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/seven-substances-added-14th-report-carcinogens