Bromoform and Chlorodibromomethane

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:40 by admin
Bromoform and chlorodibromomethane are colorless, nonflammable liquids with a sweet odor. Small amounts are formed naturally by plants in the oceans. They are somewhat soluble in water and readily evaporate into air. Most of the bromoform and chlorodibromomethane that enters the environment is formed as by-products when chlorine is added to drinking water to kill bacteria.

Only small quantities of bromoform and chlorodibromomethane currently are produced in the United States. These chemicals were used in the past as solvents and flame retardants, or to make other chemicals, but now they are used mainly as laboratory reagents.

High levels of bromoform and chlorodibromomethane can damage the liver and kidneys and affect the brain. Bromoform and chlorodibromomethane have been found at 14 of the 1,177 National Priorities List sites identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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