mirex


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mi·rex

 (mī′rĕks′)
n.
A white odorless crystalline solid, C10Cl12, formerly used as an insecticide against ants and as a fire retardant. It was banned in the United States in 1978 because of its effects on the environment and possibly on human health.

[Perhaps (pis)mir(e) + ex(terminate).]

mirex

(ˈmaɪrɛks)
n
(Chemistry) US an organochlorine formerly used as an insecticide. Formula: C10Cl12
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Lauzon 2001 "The Association Between Local Fish Consumption and DDE, Mirex, and HCB Concentrations in the Breast Milk of Mohawk Women at Akwesasne.
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During the period, the GEF also helped China reduce its output of these POPs by working to permanently close the country's largest chlordane and mirex plant, which had a production capacity of 500 metric tons of chlordane and 250 metric tons of mirex.
They include materials such as: Aldrin Chlordane DDT Dieldrin Endrin Heptachlor Hexachlorobenzene Mirex Toxaphene
Table 1 The Initial Dirty Dozen POPs Agricultural Industrial Unintended Chemical Chemicals Chemicals By-products Aldrin [check] Chlordane [check] DDT [check] Dieldrin [check] Endrin [check] Heptachlor [check] Mirex [check] Toxaphene [check] Hexachlorobenzene [check] [check] [check] PCBs [check] [check] Chlorinated dioxins [check] Chlorinated furans [check] Source: UN Environmental Programme, Dec.