Studies show that tricloreythylene has a negative effect on Ca²+ATPase levels in the heart.
Check with your dry cleaner to see if this type of spot cleaner is being used on your clothes.
If so, switch to a dry cleaner that does not.
Avoid arts and craft sprays, paints, paint thinners, and metal degreasers that contain trichloroethylene.
For those living near military bases, or near hazardous waste dump sites avoid allowing kids to play in dirt.
Avoid putting objects found outside in mouth and wash hands before eating.