Most of the chloroform in the environment is man-made; it is used to make coolants, as a fumigant for grain, and as a dry
cleaning spot remover. Other sources of chloroform emissions include: pharmaceutical manufacturing, cooling towers, the bleaching
of pulp at pulp and paper mills with chlorine, bleach used for domestic cleaning and laundry, combustion of gasoline, and
air stripping towers.
Low-level exposure to chloroform could result in dizziness, tiredness and headache. Exposure to higher concentrations is
suspected to cause liver and kidney tumors. Chloroform is classified as a possible human carcinogen.
Chloroform Concentrations in Outdoor Air, by New Jersey County, NATA 2005
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