heptachlor


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hep·ta·chlor

 (hĕp′tə-klôr′)
n.
A white or tan solid, C10H5Cl7, formerly used as a pesticide, that is highly toxic to humans and is a suspected carcinogen.

heptachlor

(ˈhɛptəˌklɔː)
n
(Chemistry) chem a white powder used as an insecticide, similar to chlordane
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Tenders are invited for The hardware and software complex for determination of organochlorine pesticides (HCCH a, DDT and metabolites, aldrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, dieldrin, endrin), marker PCBs (co-geners: 28, 52, 101, 138, 153, 180), benzoic and stearic acids, vegetable fats and fatty acid composition in food, feed
The 12 pesticide reference standards consisting of hexachlorobenzene, lindane, heptachlor, aldrin, dieldrin, endrin, alfa-endosulfan, beta-endosulfan, dicofol, p,p-DDT, p, p-DDD, p,p-DDE, linadane d6 and 9 Polychlorinated biphenyl PCBs-18, 28, 52, 101, 118, 153, 180, 194 and PCB-209 of all near-100% purity were obtained from Dr.
We observed modestly increased risks associated with the women's use of the organophosphates chlorpyrifos and terbufos, with more limited evidence for coumaphos, diazinon, and heptachlor.
Despite numerous attempts to kill the complaint over multiple years, SACE's contention--that potentially dangerous carcinogenic chemicals, including heptachlor and tetrachloroethylene, could possibly leak into drinking water--stood.
However, OCPs (lindane, aldrin, heptachlor, epoxide, HCB, eldrin, chlordane and DDT) were present above the recommended limit established by FAO/WHO [13].
Problem was chlordane and heptachlor caused cancer in humans, among other nasty effects.
About 77% respondents used the pesticides (Aldrin, Ethion, Usathion, Arathion, Endrin, Heptachlor, Thiodane) in agriculture lands that were bought from the Agriculture departments and local Veterinary dispensaries.
Heptachlor epoxide was found in concentrations above the permitted level, according to the Codex Alimentarius.
Aldrin, dieldrin and heptachlor are no longer used to control termites in the kingdom.
Furthermore, typical troublesome compounds such as heptachlor, heptachlor epoxide, dieldrin, endrin and DDT all demonstrated good peak shape and calibration linearity as displayed in Figure 3.
Studies conducted by Goldner and his colleagues [20] show elevated odds of hypothyroid disease for organochlorine insecticides including aldrin, chlordane, DDT, heptachlor, and lindane as well as the organochlorine fungicide chlorothalonil.
Consumer Voice found that pesticides such as chlordane, endrin and heptachlor ( which can cause serious neurological problems, kidney damage and skin diseases) were rampantly being used in fruits and vegetables supplied across Delhi.