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.
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Electrokinetic movement of hexachlorobenzene in clayed soils enhanced by tween 80 and p-cyclodextrin, Journal of Hazardous Materials 137: 1218-1225.
Contaminants are selenium and metals in kidney ([mu]g/g wet weight) and hexachlorobenzene in peri-renal fat (ng/g wet weight).
Hexachlorobenzene, an industrial byproduct commonly found in Great Lakes water and biota; heptachlor epoxide, a persistent metabolite of heptachlor; dieldrin, a persistent chlorinated pesticide banned in 1987; and DDE, the major metabolite of DDT, exhibited similar concentration distributions in Ohio cricket frogs.
But when Greenpeace India tested the "treated" water spilling out of the CETP, it found a poisonous brew containing lead, cadmium, chromium, copper, mercury and hexachlorobenzene.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards for PCBs, DDT, chlordane, dieldrin, heptachlor epoxide, hexachlorobenzene and other pesticides.
POPs such as DDT, PCBs, dioxins, furans and hexachlorobenzene have been associated with myriad effects on human and wildlife health, including some cancers as well as reproductive, developmental, neurological and behavioural problems.
The 12 pollutants to be covered by the treaty are the pesticides aldrin, chlorodane, DDT, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, mirex, and toxaphene, the industrial chemicals hexachlorobenzene and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and dioxins and furans, which are unwanted byproducts of combustion and industrial processes.
The 12 -- PCBs, DDT, dioxins, chlordane, furans, hexachlorobenzene, aldrin, mirex, dieldrin, toxaphene, endrin and heptachlor -- are all organochlorines and most are pesticides.
We also evaluated hexachlorobenzene (m/z 284) as a model compound but achieved no improvement in S/N on the QIT because of ions trapped from column bleed (m/z 281).
In previous research, the microinjection of hexachlorobenzene into the perivitelline space of Japanese medaka gastrulae resulted in similar heart defects[3, 4].
The list includes dioxins, some pesticides and hexachlorobenzene.
These were Aldrin, Chlordane, DDT, Dieldrin, Endrin, Heptachlor, Hexachlorobenzene, Mirex, Toxaphene, Dioxins, Furans and PCBs.