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Toxins & Dangerous Chemicals: Brake Cleaner

A guide to the risks and hidden toxic dangers of brake cleaner, as well as our non-toxic brake cleaner alternative.

 


Brake Cleaner – Non-Chlorinated v’s Chlorinated
How to choose between deadly & deadlier

21st April 2017 | brake cleaner

Choosing a traditional brake cleaner poses a rather unsatisfactory question. Do you choose the flammable highly toxic one, or the alarmingly very highly toxic one? It’s not such a nice question to consider and, of course, there is no good answer – or is there?

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Tetrachloroethylene, a deadly danger in brake cleaner

31st March 2017 | toxins, brake cleaner, Tetrachloroethylene

Tetrachloroethylene may be a chemical you’ve never heard of, but chances are pretty good that it’s a substance you’ve been in contact with. This is especially true if you use brake cleaner.

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n-Hexane Brake Cleaner & Nerve Damage in Vehicle Workshops

1st September 2014 | n-hexane, brake cleaner, toxic

Maintenance engineers and mechanics world-wide are at an unusually high risk of nerve damage from n-Hexane based cleaners and degreasers. n-Hexane is a solvent that damages nerves. Long term exposure to the chemical can lead to permanent numbness, tingling, weakness and reduced sensitivity. The effects of n-Hexane are most acute in peripheral areas such as feet, hands, legs and arms.

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