Hexachlorocyclopentadiene (HCCPD)

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HCCPD is a manufactured chemical that does not occur naturally. It is a light, lemon-yellow liquid that has a sharp musty odor. It easily evaporates into the air; the vapor looks like a blue haze. HCCPD is used in the manufacture of certain pesticides. HCCPD is used in a group of related pesticides, but only two of these are registered for use in the United States. Most of the HCCPD in the environment results from releases during its production and disposal. It is also used to make flame-retardants, resins that won't burn, shockproof plastics, esters, ketones, fluorocarbons, and dyes.

Human data are limited, but it can cause headaches and irritate the nose, throat, eye, and skin. Animal tests suggests that very high levels of HCCPD can cause death. This substance has been found in at least 31 of the 1,467 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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  7. Lung & Airway Disorders
  8. Hexachlorocyclopentadiene (HCCPD): Frequently Asked Questions
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