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At its height, it was as an all-purpose cleaner, refrigerant and even fire extinguisher but we have since learned (the hard way) that it is dangerously toxic. Brian Clegg charts the downfall of carbon tetrachloridein this week’sChemistry in its element podcast.

 

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Chemical health and safety news from the past week:ChemistryWorld released a new “Chemistry in its element” podcast on carbon tetrachloride: “At its height, it was as an all-purpose cleaner, refrigerant and even fire extinguisher but we have...