methoxychlor


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me·thox·y·chlor

(me-thok'sē-klōr),
An insecticide resembling DDT; ectoparasiticide.

methoxychlor

one of the group of chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticides which cause typical signs of that poisoning.
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When Skinner and his colleagues exposed gestating rats to methoxychlor at a range typical of high environmental exposures, they saw increases in the incidence of kidney disease, ovary disease and obesity in offspring spanning three generations.
In conclusion, the study reported here, which utilized a statewide cancer registry and a unique statewide pesticide-reporting system, detected elevated risk of breast cancer attendant to use of two organochlorine pesticides, methoxychlor and toxaphene, and the alterations in risk persisted in a multivariate analysis in which other risk factors for breast cancer, including age, socioeconomic status, and fertility, were taken into account.
Both methoxychlor and vinclozolin are known hormone disruptors.
Methoxychlor was introduced nearly 30 years ago to replace the more toxic DDT in fruit and vegetable farming.
Both HTS and fathead minnow reproduction data exist for nine chemicals [atrazine, bisphenol A (BPA), fenarimol, fipronil, methoxychlor, prochloraz, propiconazole, prometon, and vinclozolin; Table 1].
Herbicides which were not detected during any sampling event included hexachlorocycolpentadiene, propachlor, desethylatrazine, trifluralin, desisopropylatrazine, hexachlorobenzene, clomazone, pentachlorophenol, lindane, terbufos, heptachlor, chlorpyrifos, cyanazine, aldrin, pendimethalin, heptachlor epoxide, oxychlordane, gamma-Chlordane, alpha-chlordane, trans -Nonachlor, dieldrin, endrin, cis-Nonachlor, p,p'-DDT, bis (2-ethylhexyl) adipate, methoxychlor, bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, and benzo[-a]pyrene.
AN INVESTIGATION OF THE MECHANISM OF METHOXYCHLOR IMPACT ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THYMOCYTES.
Breast cancer was, however, positively associated with pounds of the organochlorines methoxychlor and toxaphene.
High methoxychlor use was associated with an elevated breast cancer risk of approximately
One such agent may be the relatively nontoxic insecticide, methoxychlor, which researchers have found to be effective in animal studies.
The target analytes were carbaryl, propoxur, chlordane ([alpha] - and [gamma] - isomers), methoxychlor, chlorpyrifos, diazinon, cyfluthrin (four chromatically resolved isomers), cypermethrin (four chromatically resolved isomers), permethrin (cis- and transisomers), piperonyl butoxide, dacthal, simazine, and trifluralin.
130M EFFECTS OF METHOXYCHLOR EXPOSURE ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF CD4 T-CELLS IN C57BL/6 MICE.