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an organic compound that contains carbon and hydrogen only.
alicyclic hydrocarbon one that has cyclic structure and aliphatic properties.
aliphatic hydrocarbon one in which no carbon atoms are joined to form a ring.
aromatic hydrocarbon one that has cyclic structure and a closed conjugated system of double bonds.
chlorinated hydrocarbon any hydrocarbon compound with chlorine substitutions; many are toxic. They are used mainly as refrigerants, industrial solvents, dry cleaning fluids, and insecticides (such as ddt and dieldrin). Some have been used as anesthetics, such as chloroform.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


A chlorinated hydrocarbon used as an insecticide; may cause toxic effects in people and animals exposed to its action through skin contact, inhalation, or food contamination.
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a chlorinated hydrocarbon that is a powerful insecticide, with long-lasting effects. However, it has become ecologically damaging and is banned from many countries. See also DDT.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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The discriminative dose of insecticide-impregnated papers was provided by WHO and the following insecticides were used: DDT (4%), dieldrin (0.4%), lambda-cyhalothrin (0.05%), permethrin (0.75%), cyfluthrin (0.15%), and deltamethrin (0.05%).
(missing) Percent [greater Value range than or equal to] (ng/g) LOD Hexachlorobenzene 1,111 (364) 26 12.4-381.0 [beta]-HCH 1,240 (235) 83.23 1.46-766.36 [lambda]-HCH 1,139 (336) 3.95 1.6-127.0 p, p-DDE 1,278 (197) 99.92 6.58-27900.0 p,p'-DDT 1,002 (473) 43.01 3.25-3450.0 o,p'-DDT 1,002 (473) 1.1 2.2-116.0 Oxychlordane 998 (477) 82.36 2.3-218.0 trans-Nonachlor 1,269 (206) 91.57 2.3-331.0 Heptachlor epoxide 951 (524) 52.58 2.3-912.0 Mirex 1,194 (281) 13.32 1.6-22.0 Aldrin -- -- -- Dieldrin -- -- -- Endrin -- -- -- 2001-2002 cycle (n = 1,693) Chemical No.
KEY WORDS: acetylcholine systems, carbamates, catecholamine systems, chlorpyrifos, developmental neurotoxicity, diazinon, dieldrin, nickel, organochlorines, organophosphates.
Eight compounds--p,p'-DDE, [beta]-HCH, HCB, [alpha]-endosulfan, oxychlordane, p,p'-DDT, dieldrin, and cis-HE (listed with decreasing concentrations)--were quantifiable in all samples.
It prohibits the production and use of certain products (aldrin, chlordane, chlordecone, dieldrin, endrin, hexabromobiphenyl, mirex and toxaphene).
We investigated whether infants' length of gestation, birth weight, and crown-heel length were associated with maternal serum levels of 11 different organochlorine pesticides: p,p'-dichlorodiphenyhrichloroethane (p,p'-DDT), p,p'-dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (p,p'-DDE), o,p'-dichlorodiphenyhrichloroethane (o,p'-DDT), hexachlorobenzene (HCB), [beta]-hexachlorocyclohexane ([beta]-HCCH), [gamma]-hexachlorocyclohexane ([gamma]-HCCH), dieldrin, heptachlor epoxide, oxychlordane, trans-nonachlor, and mirex.
The acutely hazardous substances included aldrin, dieldrin and heptachlor, which are all pesticides.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) health effects criteria as well as criteria from international authorities as the basis to develop scientifically defensible chemical-specific limits for each pesticide, including the fungicides difenoconazole and oxidixyl and the insecticide dieldrin. This update to NSF/ANSI 173 should not be considered a substitute for U.S.
These were [gamma]-HCH, [beta]-HCH, [delta]-HCH, heptachlor, aldrin, [gamma]-chlordane, [alpha]-endosulfan, [beta]-endosulfan, endosulfan sulphate, p,p'-DDE, p,p'-DDD, p, p'-DDT, dieldrin, endrin, and methoxychlor.
Aldrin, Lindane, Dieldrin, DDT and Endosulfan were detected in milk.