chlorinated naphthalenes

chlorinated naphthalenes

additives to lubricants, fire-retardants and insulants. They are poisonous and on low level intake over long periods cause hypovitaminosis A manifested by cutaneous hyperkeratosis, emaciation and death. See also hyperkeratosis.
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Highly chlorinated naphthalenes induce these enzyme activities in vivo (13-15), and some hexachlorinated and heptachlorinated naphthalenes are as potent as certain coplanar PCBs (16).
Chlorinated naphthalenes in human adipose tissue from Ontario municipalities.
Acute and chronic liver toxicity resulting from exposure to chlorinated naphthalenes at a cable manufacturing plant during World War II.

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