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Hazadous Waste Clean Up

How does tetrachloroethylene dry cleaning fluid effect on the environment.

Kyle Graff

on 23 April 2010

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Transcript of Hazadous Waste Clean Up

Hazardous Waste Clean up How does tetrachloroethylene dry
cleaning fluid effect on the environment? C CI
C CI CI 2 6 2 4 2 Possible Health Risks
Main effects of tetrachloroethylene in humans are neurological, liver, and kidney effects following acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) inhalation exposure. Environmental Contamination Concerns
85% of tetrachloroethylene has
been released into the atmosphere Disposal
One method of disposal
involves absorption in vermiculite, dry sand, earth, or a similar material and then burial in a secured
sanitary landfill (HSDB 1996). Dry cleaning is a necessity today given some of todays fabrics. As long as the solvents are used & disposed of responsibly, this remains a viable alternate to clean clothes, saving them from being warn out and thrown away.
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