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A chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide.
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Persistency of Toxaphene Components in Mammals That Can Be Explained by Molecular Modeling.
Certified to reduce: asbestos, chlordane, chlorine, cysts, lead, mercury, monochlorobenzene, MTBE, nominal particulates (Class I), taste and odor, toxaphene, turbidity, volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Contaminants can be categorized into three types: (1) persistent organic pollutants (POPs) such as PCBs, DDT, toxaphene, endosulfane, brominated fire retardants, etc.; (2) heavy metals such as mercury and methylmercury, cadmium, and lead; and (3) radionuclides in the form of cesium, polonium and uranium (NCP, 2002a: 12).
They show that ministers this week (Tues) ordered that aldrin, chlordane, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, mirex, toxaphene, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), DDT, chlordecone, the sum of alpha, beta- and gamma-HCH, and hexabromobiphenyl be present in wastes at concentrations not exceeding 50 mg/kg.
They are subjected to strict controls under the Stockholm Convention which forbids or limits the production, use and marketing of twelve POPs: DDT, aldrin, dieldrin, endrin, chlordane, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, mirex, toxaphene, polychlorinated biphenyls, dioxins, and furans was transposed into European Community law by Regulation 850/2004EC.
These include all of the "Dirty Dozen"-the 12 pollutants capable of inflicting the most damage--including PCBs and chlorinated pesticides such as chlordane, toxaphene, and DDT, long banned in most of North America and Europe.
THE DIRTY DOZEN: aldrin mirex chlordane toxaphene DDT polychlorinated dieldrin biphenols (PCBs) endrin hexachlorobenzene heptachlor dioxins furans
In the book's first section, the authors explain the situation in the Arctic and the risks to human health arising from POPs (aldrin, chlordane, DDT, diel-drin, dioxins, endrin, furans, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, mirex, PCBs and toxaphene).
A study of 2 tons of North American, South American and European salmon shows that environmental toxins like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins, dieldrin and toxaphene are present at higher levels in farmed salmon than in their wild counterparts, the report said.
Four of the most hazardous - PCBs, dioxins, dieldrin and toxaphene - were used to calculate consumption safety guidelines.
When first drafted in 2000, this treaty looked to curb what many scientists referred to as the dirty dozen: dioxins, furans, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and the pesticides aldrin, chlordane, DDT, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, mirex, and toxaphene (SN: 12/16/00, p.
These are the pesticides aldrin, chlordane, DDT, dieldrin, hexachlorobenzene (HCB), (18) mirex, and toxaphene; PCBs; and the industrial byproducts known as dioxins and furans.