What is TCE?
Trichloroethylene, or TCE, is an industrial solvent primarily used in metal degreasing, electronic manufacturing, and the automotive industry. This volatile, colorless liquid is also found in common household products such as adhesives, paint removers, and cleaning supplies. As such, both occupational and residential environments can pose risks for TCE exposure.
Sources of TCE Exposure
Trichloroethylene, or TCE, is commonly used in industries such as metal degreasing, electronic manufacturing, and automotive. It is also found in everyday products like adhesives, paint removers, and cleaning supplies. Consequently, those living close to these industries or frequent users of these household products are at a higher risk of TCE exposure.
Modes of TCE Exposure
TCE exposure is extremely common among those who work in mechanics as the chemical is extremely common in mechanical parts washers and other solvents.
TCE exposure is extremely common in the workplace, especially among those in the mechanical arts. Yet, TCE can be found in many other places as well.
- TCE can penetrate soil and groundwater, consequently contaminating water and food supplies.
- Inadvertent TCE contact can occur through ingestion of such tainted supplies or inhalation of vaporized TCE.
Symptoms of TCE Exposure
Contact with TCE can lead to serious health issues. Short-term effects may involve headaches, lung irritations, and dizziness.
In the long run, exposure may result in more severe conditions such as:
- liver and kidney damage
- irregular heartbeat
- kidney cancer liver cancer
- non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s Disease
How Gianaris Trial Lawyers Can Help
In the face of these challenges, legal recourse is crucial, and that’s where Gianaris Trial Lawyers come in. Our team, led by the seasoned lawyer Ted Gianaris, specializes in toxic exposure cases. We have a deep understanding of the legal and medical aspects of TCE.
We are committed to seeking justice for those exposed to TCE. From helping you understand your rights to evaluating your case and guiding you through this complex process, we are here for you. At Gianaris Trial Lawyers, we believe no one should suffer due to others’ negligence. Our mission is to hold those responsible for such toxic exposure accountable.