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Description

Alpha-BHC (alpha-Bis(4-chlorophenyl)methane) is an organochlorine pesticide used to control a variety of pests, including insects, mites, and nematodes. It is a white, crystalline solid with a faint odor and is soluble in organic solvents. Alpha-BHC is toxic to humans and animals, and can cause a variety of health effects, including skin and eye irritation, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. Long-term exposure to alpha-BHC can lead to liver and kidney damage, as well as reproductive and developmental effects.

Associated brand names: Aldrin, Chlordane, Dieldrin, Endosulfan, Heptachlor, and Mirex.

Synonyms
  • alpha-BHC
  • alpha-hexachlorocyclohexane
  • BHC-alpha isomer
Classifications
  • carcinogen
  • chlorine
  • insecticide
  • pesticide

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