chemical compound trichoroethylene is a chlorinated hydrocarbon
as an industrial solvent. It
is informally referred to as
sold under a variety of trade names. TCE
is a clear non-flammable liquid with a sweet smell.
In addition to its industrial
uses, trichloroethylene was used from about 1930 as
a volatile anesthetic and analgesic in millions of
its toxic properties were realized. Our
TCE Contamination and Cleanup Curriculum teaches critical
awareness using an integrated approach for grades 9-12
in the areas of
science, social studies, language arts, and government.TCE
is of special concern in the Southside Tucson area.
Please read our introduction page
before you proceed.
TCE Curriculum Overview
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image of the TCE plume