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A toxic colourless volatile solvent used commonly as a dry-cleaning fluid.Also called tetrachloroethylene
- ‘This will limit your exposure to perchloroethylene, a solvent used in dry cleaning.’
- ‘One of those toxic chemicals was the dry cleaning solvent, perchlorethylene.’
- ‘The toxic solvent, perchloroethylene, is used to dry clean clothes.’
- ‘These often contain perchloroethylene, the solvent used in dry cleaning, which emits carcinogenic fumes that can make you lightheaded, nauseous, and disoriented.’
- ‘The primary solvent used in dry cleaning is perchloroethylene, also known as tetrachloroethylene and commonly known as perc.’
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