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
, 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
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Source: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
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