Hexachlorobenzene

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Hexachlorobenzene was widely used as a pesticide to protect the seeds of onions and sorghum, wheat, and other grains against fungus until 1965. It was also used to make fireworks, ammunition, and synthetic rubber. Currently, hexachlorobenzene is not used commercially in the United States. Hexachlorobenzene is a white crystalline solid, that does not occur naturally in the environment. It is formed as a by-product during the manufacture of other chemicals. Small amounts can also be produced during combustion of municipal waste. Exposure to hexachlorobenzene occurs primarily from eating low levels in contaminated food. Much lower exposures can occur from drinking water and breathing air contaminated with hexachlorobenzene. The main health effect from eating highly contaminated food is a liver disease. Hexachlorobenzene has been found in at least 106 of the 1,613 National Priorities List sites identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Source: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

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