TCE (trichloroethylene) is an industrial solvent used by various industries and the miltary.. It is the most frequently reported contaminate in ground water and one reason why TCE removal is important. As a contaminant, it is readily absorbed into the environment.
I am not a chemist, nor do I claim to know much about pollutants, but because I value the health of my family. Whenever I read an article or here about something that may harm our health, I want to learn more. I am glad that I do not live in or near or work in an industry that would expose me directly to TCE. However, since TCE has been found in drinking water does not mean that me I may not be exposed to it.
If you find or suspect that your environment has been polluted by something like TCE, it is important it know who to go to, so that you can get an accurate analysis and have the polluted site cleaned.
What harm can exposure TCE do? Various forms of cancer, including but not limited to: Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Leukemia, Rectal Cancer, bladder cancer, breast cancer and lung cancer. Additionally TCE exposure has been linked to, low birth weight, miscarriage and deformities in new born babies.
The list of health problems associated with TCE is much longer than this.
I dread the health costs of dealing with something like TCE exposure that is why removal is a must. My kids are precious to me as I know yours are to you. Make sure they have a healthy environment to live in is important.