hexachlorobenzene


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hex·a·chlor·o·ben·zene

 (hĕk′sə-klôr′ō-bĕn′zēn′)
n.
A white crystalline benzene derivative, C6Cl6, formerly used as a fungicide to control bunt. Its use in the United States was banned in 1965 due to high toxicity and adverse environmental effects. Also called perchlorobenzene.
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Hexachlorobenzene in the global environment: emissions, levels, distributions, trends, and processes.
The representative persistent organic compounds were hexachlorobenzene (HCB, 99%), a typical polychlorinated hydrocarbon and two polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs): phenanthrene (PHE, 97%) and fluoranthene (FLU, 98%) purchased from Sigma-Aldrich, Germany.
The concentrations of aldrin, dieldrin, endrin, DDT, hexachlorocyclohexane, and hexachlorobenzene remained below the established target values in all bottom sediments.
3 million litres of Agent Orange and Agent Purple (both containing deadly dioxins) as well as Agent White, which contains hexachlorobenzene, from 1956 to 1984.
They include materials such as: Aldrin Chlordane DDT Dieldrin Endrin Heptachlor Hexachlorobenzene Mirex Toxaphene
They show that ministers this week (Tues) ordered that aldrin, chlordane, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, mirex, toxaphene, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), DDT, chlordecone, the sum of alpha, beta- and gamma-HCH, and hexabromobiphenyl be present in wastes at concentrations not exceeding 50 mg/kg.
The polymerization process used to manufacture a new range of crystal-clear and colored acrylic molding compounds for automotive signal lights uses neither tetrachlorophthalic anhydride (TCPA) nor hexachlorobenzene (HCB).
Within this sequence, contamination in the sediment increased 10-fold for the pesticide hexachlorobenzene and 25-fold for mercury.
To the dismay of Beyond Pesticides, penta's revised risk assessment neglects to take into account two highly hazardous constitutents: dioxins and hexachlorobenzene (HCB).
The Color Pigments Manufacturers Association (CPMA) recently announced that Environment Canada had made a change in its proposed regulation that currently restricts import or manufacture of products containing more than 20 parts per billion (20 ppb) of hexachlorobenzene (HCB).
Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) was also used as a pesticide until 1965 as well as in other products like fireworks.
THE DIRTY DOZEN: aldrin mirex chlordane toxaphene DDT polychlorinated dieldrin biphenols (PCBs) endrin hexachlorobenzene heptachlor dioxins furans