Trichloroethylene (TCE) is an organic compound used as a solvent for metal degreasing and dry cleaning. It is a volatile, colorless liquid that is used in a variety of industrial applications. TCE is a chlorinated hydrocarbon and classified as a carcinogen. It has been linked to a variety of adverse health effects, including cancer, kidney, liver, and nervous system damage. TCE is also known to disrupt endocrine function and cause reproductive harm. TCE has been found in groundwater, surface water, and soil, and can persist in the environment for long periods of time. It is important to take proper precautions when handling and disposing of TCE.