hexachlorobenzene

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hexachlorobenzene

a fungistatic agent used in the preservation of stored grain. In very large doses it causes liver damage but its greater importance is as a contaminant of foods of animal origin. The substance is virtually undegradable and its presence in meat is a cause for its condemnation.