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  1. trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene (aka 1,2-DCE; 1,2-Dichloroethene; 1,2-dichloroethylene)

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1585

    GENERAL INFORMATION trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene is an odorless organic liquid that has two slightly different forms, a "cis" form and a "trans" form. Both the cis and trans forms-- usually as a mixture-- are used as a solvent for waxes ...

  2. cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene (aka 1,2-DCE; 1,2-Dichloroethene; 1,2-dichloroethylene)

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1584

    GENERAL INFORMATION cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene is an odorless organic liquid that has two slightly different forms, a "cis" form and a "trans" form. Both the cis and trans forms — usually as a mixture — are used as a solvent for waxes an ...

  3. Dichloromethane (aka Methylene chloride)

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1586

    GENERAL INFORMATION Dichloromethane, also known as DCM and methylene chloride, is a volatile organic and colorless liquid chemical with a sweet, pleasant odor like chloroform. The greatest use of DCM is as a paint remover. Other uses include: solvent and ...

  4. 1,1-Dichloroethylene (aka 1,1-DCE; 1,1-Dichloroethene; Vinylidene dichloride)

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1583

    GENERAL INFORMATION 1,1-Dichloroethylene is an organic liquid with a mild, sweet, chloroform-like odor. Virtually all 1,1-dichloroethylene is used in making adhesives, synthetic fibers, refrigerants, food packaging and coating resins such as the saran typ ...

  5. PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls- aka Aroclor, Arochlor)

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1572

    GENERAL INFORMATION Polychlorinated biphenyls are a group of organic chemicals which can be odorless or mildly aromatic solids or oily liquids. Polychlorinated biphenyls were formerly used in the United States as hydraulic fluids, plasticizers, adhesives, ...

  6. Dioxin (2,3,7,8-TCDD)

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1559

    GENERAL INFORMATION Dioxin is an organic solid of white crystalline needles. Dioxin is not produced or used commercially in the United States. It is a contaminant formed in the production of some chlorinated organic compounds, including a few herbicides s ...

  7. Benzo(a)pyrene (PAH)

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1550

    GENERAL INFORMATION Benzo(a)pyrene is one of a group of compounds called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. They are not produced or used commercially but are very commonly found since they are formed as a result of incomplete combustion of organic materia ...

  8. Mercury (inorganic)

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1522

    GENERAL INFORMATION Mercury is a liquid metal found in natural deposits such as ores containing other elements. The major sources of mercury in drinking water are erosion of natural deposits; discharge from refineries and factories; runoff from landfills; ...

  9. Trichloroethylene (TCE)

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1594

    GENERAL INFORMATION Trichloroethylene, a volatile organic chemical, is a colorless or blue liquid with a chloroform-like odor. Trichloroethylene is primarily used to remove grease from fabricated metal parts and in the production of some textiles. The maj ...

  10. 1,2-Dichloroethane

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1582

    GENERAL INFORMATION 1,2-Dichloroethane is a colorless, oily, organic liquid with a sweet, chloroform-like odor. The greatest use of 1,2-dichloroethane is in making chemicals involved in plastics, rubber and synthetic textile fibers. Other uses include: as ...

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