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The chemical compound 1,2-dichloroethane, commonly known by its old name of ethylene dichloride (EDC), is a chlorinated hydrocarbon, mainly used to produce vinyl chloride monomer (VCM, chloroethene), the major precursor for PVC production. It is a colorless liquid with a chloroform-like odour. 1,2-Dichloroethane is also used generally as an intermediate for other organic chemical compounds, and as a solvent. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, 1,2-Dichloroethane

Exposure to 1,2-dichloroethane, a manufactured industrial chemical, usually occurs by breathing contaminated air in workplaces, such as factories, that use 1,2-dichloroethane. Breathing or ingesting high levels of 1,2-dichloroethane can cause damage to the nervous system, liver, kidneys, and lungs and may cause cancer. This substance has been found in at least 570 of the 1,585 National Priorities List sites identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC: 1,2-Dichloroethane

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 1,2-二氯乙烷
Synonyms: 1,2-DCA;1,2-乙撑二氯;1,2-二氯化乙烯;乙二醇二氯化物;乙撑二氯;二氯乙二醇;二氯化乙烯;二氯甘醇;甘醇二氯化物
fr-CA French (Canada) 1,2-dichloroéthane
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) 1,2-dikloroetaan
es-ES Spanish (Spain) 1,2-Dicloroetano
it-IT Italian (Italy) 1,2-Dicloroetano
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) 1,2-Dikloroetan
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) 1,2-Дихлорэтан
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) 1,2-dichloorethaan
fr-BE French (Belgium) 1,2-dichloroéthane