Chlordecone

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Overview


Chlordecone, also known as Kepone, is a carcinogenic insecticide related to Mirex, and was used between 1966 and 1975 to control ants and roaches.

 

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Physical Information

Name: Chlordecone

Use: insecticide

Source: cynthetic chemistry

Recommended daily intake: none

Absorption: inhalation, ingestion, dermal

Sensitive individuals: workers

Toxicity/symptoms:

Regulatory facts: canceled

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Chemical Structure



Structre retrieved from INCHEM

 

Chemical Description


Chlordecone is a tan to white colored solid with no odor which is slightly soluble.

Richmond Magazine Article


 

Uses


Chlordecone was used as an insecticide especially on tobacco, shrubs, citrus fruit, and in roach and ant traps (#ATSDR). Its production was halted in 1976 (#INCHEM).

Health Effects


Chronic exposure to chlordecone have shown harmful effects on skin, the nervous system, liver, and male reproductive system. The Department of Health and Human Services has determined that chlordecone "may reasonably be anticipated" to be a Carcinogens (#ATSDR).

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