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J R Soc Med. 1978 August; 71(8): 591–595.
PMCID: PMC1436566

Trichlorethylene – relationship of metabolite levels to atmospheric concentrations: preliminary communication1

Abstract

The search for a practical index of trichlorethylene exposure must take into account its degree of narcotic activity in turn related to air concentration. Trichloracetic acid level in urine provides a useful means of assessing exposure and it can be related to trichlorethylene in air. A small investigation of this relationship has been carried out on two continuously exposed subjects.

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