IHS Chemical Week

EPA Classifies Perc as 'Likely Human Carcinogen'

1:39 PM MST | February 13, 2012 | Kara Sissell

EPA has issued its final health assessment for the dry cleaning solvent and degreaser tetrachloroethylene (perc) under the agency’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), classifying it as a “likely human carcinogen.” The health assessment, which sets a reference dose (RfD) .006 milligrams/kilogram (mg/kg) of body weight, will be used by officials to establish cleanup levels at  hazardous waste sites; to revise EPA’s Maximum Contaminant Level for perc as part of the carcinogenic volatile organic compounds group in drinking water...

If you have already signed up for access to Chemical Week Regulatory Watch, please log in here.


Forgot your user ID or password?
Click here to have it sent to you. 

contact us | about us | customer care | privacy policy | sitemap | advertise

ihsCopyright © 2015 IHS, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa