How does TCE affect my health?

Can TCE exposure affect your health? (Dose Effects)

How much TCE you’re exposed to, how frequently you’re exposed, and how long the exposure lasts will determine how the TCE exposure may affect your health.

How old you are when you are exposed to TCE will also influence what health effects might be seen. Some health effects can result from fairly high TCE exposures over short periods of time—these are called acute effects. Low to moderate exposures over months or years can cause long-term, or chronic, health effects, such as immune system effects. There may be no obvious health effect with a low exposure, but the exposure increases your risk of getting cancer or having a child with a birth defect of the heart if exposed during early pregnancy.

Page last reviewed: August 15, 2017