Posts Tagged “trichloroethylene”

DOE leasing loophole allowed TCE-affected school to go unnoticed for years

Originally published on The Real Deal: New York City Real Estate News. The story of a Bronx public school that for 20 years exposed its students to hazardous toxins suddenly has a real estate connection. City Limits reported that a loophole in the Department of Education’s leasing policy left students, teachers, parents and school officials […]

EPA releases final human health assessment for TCE

Originally published by International Law Office. On September 28 2011 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final human health assessment for trichloroethylene (TCE). The EPA found “convincing evidence” of a causal link between TCE exposure and kidney cancer, and a strong link between TCE exposure and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, as well as some evidence of […]

Study links Parkinson’s disease to industrial solvent TCE

Originally published on BBC. By Neil Bowdler- Health reporter, BBC News An international study has linked an industrial solvent to Parkinson’s disease. Researchers found a six-fold increase in the risk of developing Parkinson’s in individuals exposed in the workplace to trichloroethylene (TCE). Although many uses for TCE have been banned around the world, the chemical […]

Hazards: TCE Solvent Linked to Higher Parkinson’s Risk

Originally published by The New York Times. By NICHOLAS BAKALAR A new study of twins has found that trichloroethylene, or TCE, a solvent widely used in refrigerants and as a metal degreaser, is associated with an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease. The analysis, published Monday in The Annals of Neurology, used data from an American military twin registry to […]

TCE-based Degreaser: Shannon, Quebec contamination case nears end

Originally published on CBC News. A class-action lawsuit launched by residents who claim they were sickened by ground water contamination near CFB Valcartier is finally winding down. The residents of Shannon, Que., located a short distance from the military base, claim their health was harmed by exposure to trichloroethylene (TCE) and launched the multi-million dollar […]