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car·bon di·sul·fide (CS2),

an extremely flammable (flashpoint -30°C), colorless, toxic liquid with a characteristic ethereal odor (fetid when impure); it is a parasiticide.
Synonym(s): carbon bisulfide

carbon disulfide

A highly flammable volatile liquid, absorbable through the skin, lungs and GI mucosa. It is a common building block in organic chemistry. It is used as a non-polar solvent to produce viscose rayon, cellophane, and carbon tetrachloride, as well as for fumigating grain, chemical analysis, degreasing, dry cleaning and oil extraction.
 
Toxicology
Neurotoxic, dermotoxic; it may retard growth and sensory development. It is teratogenic in rats; reproductive risk is uncertain, but likely.

carbon disulfide

(dī-sŭl′fīd)
A colorless liquid, CS2, that is toxic when it touches the skin or is inhaled or consumed. It may cause an alcohol-like intoxication, burns, stupor, coma, or death. It is used principally in the manufacture of products such as cellophane or rayon and sometimes causes occupational health-related illnesses in workers who produce these substances.

carbon disulfide

an inflammable, volatile liquid used for treatment of bot fly larvae in the stomach of horses. Administered by stomach tube. Mixed with air it is dangerously explosive. Excess doses cause excitement, weakness and collapse.
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Dr Adrian Phillips, director of public health, Wolverhampton city Primary Care Trust said: "There is no evidence to suggest that the health of residents has been affected by the presence of carbon disulphide on the site.
Chemical company Akzo Nobel found evidence of carbon disulphide when digging bore holes in 17 houses on the street, as part of a routine environmental survey.
A statement from Akzo Nobel said: "As a result of the trenching work the owners of the three affected properties have been informed that carbon disulphide has been found within the back garden of one property and its removal affects the adjoining houses.
Akzo Nobel have been digging bore holes at 17 houses in the street to check for traces of carbon disulphide (CS2).
Workers are boring holes in 17 gardens in Threadneedle Street, Foleshill, in a search for carbon disulphide, which has been discovered under a neighbouring site.
Boreholes have been dug at seven of the 17 at-risk properties in Threadneedle Street, Foleshill, Coventry, with only two gardens containing insignificant amounts of carbon disulphide (CS2).
He stressed that any contamination from the highly-toxic chemical, carbon disulphide, which had been stored in underground tanks on the site, was at least five metres below ground.
Residents in Threadneedle Street are worried about the health risks associated with the chemical carbon disulphide.
THE chemical at the centre of the Threadneedle Street scare is carbon disulphide, most commonly used for manufacturing rayon.