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Carbon Tetrachloride

This ODH factsheet answers many common questions about carbon tetrachloride (CCL4), including:

  • What is CCL4 and how does it get into the environment?

  • How does CCL4 get into my body?

  • Can I get sick from CCL4?

  • Does CCL4 cause cancer?

  • Can a test show if I have CCL4 in my body?

  • Where can I get more information?


Local health departments are encouraged to print these factsheets for distribution in the event of a public health incident involving CCL4.


This factsheet may be updated periodically as new scientific information becomes available or as regulations change. You can find the date of the most recent updates to this factsheet inside the PDF.