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Aldrin and Dieldrin - Environmental Health Criteria 91
Aldrin and dieldrin are the common names of insecticides containing 95% HHDN and 85% HEOD, respectively. Throughout this monograph the names aldrin and dieldrin are used, although concentrations determined in the different ...
2, 4 - Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid (2,4-d): Environmental Aspects - Environmental Health Criteria 84
2,4-D is a selective herbicide which kills broad-leaved plants but not grasses or conifers. Its chemical structure is a modification of a naturally occurring plant hormone. 2,4-D is available as the free acid but is ...
Mercury: Environmental Aspects - Environmental Health Criteria 86
Mercury is a metal which is liquid at normal temperatures and pressures. It forms salts in two ionic states mercury(I) and mercury (II). Mercury (II), or mercuric, salts are very much more common than mercury(l) salts, and ...
DDT and its Derivatives: Environmental Aspects - Environmental Health Criteria 83
It is the aim of this document to take the ecotoxicologist's point of view and consider effects on populations of organisms in the environment. The risk to human health of the use of DDT was evaluated in Environmental ...
Formaldehyde - Environmental Health Criteria 89
Formaldehyde is a flammable, colourless and readily polymerized gas at ambient temperatures. The most common commercially available form is a 30-50% aqueous solution. Formaldehyde is readily soluble in water, alcohols, and ...
Cypermethrin - Environmental Health Criteria 82
Cypermethrin was initially synthesized in 1974 and first marketed in 1977 as a highly active synthetic pyrethroid insecticide, effective against a wide range of pests in agriculture, public health, and animal husbandry. ...