pentachlorophenol


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Related to pentachlorophenol: creosote, tetrachlorophenol

pen·ta·chlor·o·phe·nol

(pen'tă-klōr'ō-fē'nol),
Insecticide for termite control, preharvest defoliant, and general herbicide. Has been used extensively to preserve wood, wood products, starches, dextrins, and glues. No longer available for consumer use; a powerful irritant.

pentachlorophenol

Toxicology A toxic pesticide and wood preservative Clinical Hyperpyrexia, night sweats, diaphoresis, tachycarida, tachypnea, generalized weakness, N&V, abdominal pain, anorexia, headache, intense thirst, pain in extremities, coma, death Management Supportive–↓ body temperature, hydration, treat metabolic acidosis

pentachlorophenol

(pent″ă-klōr″ŏ-fē′nōl″)
C6HCl5O; a chemical previously used as a wood preservative for termite control and as a defoliant. It is extremely toxic on its own, but some grades are additionally contaminated with dioxin.

pentachlorophenol

a wood preservative with great capacity to enter the body by any route, including percutaneously; causes weight loss, low milk production and general debility.
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As many as 120 chemicals could have been blended to create these synthetic floor coverings, and as well as releasing minute particles of synthetic material into the air as they wear, it's also likely that they are leaching vapours of toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde and pentachlorophenol into the atmosphere.
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