A Biological Data Base for Methylene Chloride Risk Assessment

  • Trevor Green


Methylene chloride is used extensively in industry and in a variety of consumer products. Its solvent properties and volatility have led to its use in paint strippers, in aerosol preparations, and in the decaffeination of coffee in addition to a wide range of industrial applications. Methylene chloride has low acute toxicity, its metabolism to carbon monoxide and the formation of carboxyhaemoglobin being the basis of current occupational exposed limits.


Risk Assessment Methylene Chloride Mouse Lung Clara Cell Internal Dose 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Trevor Green
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  1. 1.ICI Central Toxicology LaboratoryMacclesfield, CheshireUK

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