How can I reduce my exposure and my family’s exposure?

How can you find out if you’ve been exposed to TCE?

You can have the indoor air in your home tested to see what chemicals are in it. Professionals can test air using a variety of ways. They might collect a grab sample over a few minutes or a canister sample over hours or a day. The sample is sent to a laboratory to test for TCE and other volatile compounds; it usually takes a few weeks to get the results. They’re compared to guidelines to see if TCE is at a level that would be a concern for possible health effects from breathing the air. The results may be used by state or federal agencies to make clean-up decisions.

Page last reviewed: December 29, 2015