ethylene dibromide


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eth·yl·ene di·bro·mide

(eth'il-ēn dī-brō'mīd),
Compound used in antiknock gasolines. Severe skin irritant; may cause blistering. Inhalation causes delayed pulmonary lesions. Prolonged exposure may also result in liver and kidney injury. May be a human carcinogen.

ethylene dibromide (EDB)

a volatile liquid used as an insecticide and gasoline additive. Because it has been found to be a cause of cancer in animals, the Environmental Protection Agency has restricted the use of EDB to control insect pests in grains and fruits intended for human use.

eth·yl·ene di·bro·mide

(eth'il-ēn dī-brō'mīd)
Compound used in antiknock gasolines. Severe skin irritant; may cause blistering. Inhalation causes delayed pulmonary lesions. Prolonged exposure may also result in liver and kidney injury. May be a human carcinogen.
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02 Ethyl chloride -- -- -- -- Ethylene dibromide 3,650 0.
The soil is contaminated with three soil fumigants: ethylene dibromide (EDB), 1,2-dichloropropane (DCP), and 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP) and the solvent carbon tetrachloride.
Previously, growers used the fumigant ethylene dibromide (EDB) to kill fly larvae in fruit, but the U.