Some chlorinated solvents, turnover
Source: Products Register, Swedish Chemicals Agency.
Chlorinated solvents are harmful to health and their use in Sweden is regulated.
1,1,1-trichloroethane destroys the ozone layer and its use is prohibited. All use of 1,1,1-trichloroethane in chemical products has now ceased.
Trichloroethene (trichloroethylene) and dichloromethane (methylene chloride) are also prohibited but may be used in Sweden after a permit has been granted by the Swedish Chemicals Agency. They have been widely used for degreasing and cleaning. This use has been substantially reduced by e.g. altered demands for cleaning, alkaline degreasing, other solvents or by change of production technology.
Tetrachloroethene (perchloroethylene), like the others, is prohibited in consumer products but may be used professionally. This substance is mainly used for dry cleaning.
Source: Products Register, Swedish Chemicals Agency 2012.
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