pentachlorophenol poisoning

pentachlorophenol poisoning

[pen′təklôr′ōfē′nol]
a toxic effect of skin absorption of sodium pentachlorophenate, an antimildew agent sometimes used in laundering. The condition has affected newborns with occasionally fatal symptoms of fever and profuse sweating, caused by skin contact with pentachlorophenate residue on diapers and nursery linens.
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