Trichloromethane (CHCl3)

Other names

chloroform, methenyl trichloride, chloroetheride, CF, methane trichloride

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  • colourless, volatile liquid
  • sweet smell

Main sources

  • industry and commerce (production of printed circuit boards, production of chlorofluorocarbons)
  • chemical industry (intermediate product in chemical production, aromas, pharmaceuticals)
  • agriculture (pest control, solvent for plant protection products)
    earlier: narcotic

Thresholds for the reporting requirement of facilities in accordance with Annex 2 PRTRO

(Ordinance on the Register relating to Pollutant Release and the Transfer of Waste and of Pollutants in Waste Water)

  • Air               500 kg/year
  • Water           -
  • Soil               -


  • harmful to the heart, liver and other internal organs
  • suspected carcinogenic effect

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    Last modification 04.07.2018

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