1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane

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1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane is a manufactured, colorless chemical that does not burn easily. It is volatile and has a sweet odor.

In the past, it was used in large amounts to produce other chemicals and as a solvent, to clean and degrease metals, and in paints and pesticides. Commercial production of 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane for these uses has stopped in the United States. It presently is used only as a chemical intermediate in the production of other chemicals.

1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane is a manufactured chemical that is no longer used much in the United States. Breathing high levels of 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane can cause fatigue, vomiting, dizziness, and possibly unconsciousness. Breathing, drinking, or touching it for a long period of time can cause liver damage, stomachaches, or dizziness. 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane has been found in at least 273 of the 1,430 National Priorities List sites identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

See a doctor if you have been harmed by this substance. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be timelimits within which you must commence suit.

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Source: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

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