A somewhat sweet-smelling, colorless liquid, trichloroethylene is used as a solvent for metal parts and as an ingredient in products like rubber cement. While trichloroethylene (TCE) is not found naturally, it can contaminate water sources and be ingested. Inadequately protected workers can also inhale TCE fumes when working with products containing this toxic chemical. Exposure to TCE can result in a number of health problems, including respiratory difficulties, liver damage, and even death. If you suspect that your illness is related to exposure to trichloroethylene you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
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