E.P.A. Charts Risks of a Ubiquitous Chemical

New York Times: Ed Abney of Berea, Ky., was diagnosed with Parkinson`s disease in 2001 after spending 24 years working with trichloroethylene in a factory. The E.P.A. has just calculated the chemical`s risks. So you wanted to clean grease off a bit of machinery. The year was 1956 or 1971 or even 1993. Your cleaner of choice was probably the industrial degreaser trichloroethylene, a petroleum-based clear liquid that was as common in mid-20th-century America as Ipana toothpaste, Crackerjack and asbestos. It was used......

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