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- n. A six-chlorine substituted cyclohexane, a polyhalogenated compound used in pesticides.
People who reported losing at least 22 pounds had 75% more beta-hexachlorocyclohexane, a byproduct of a insecticide that was banned in the U.S. more than 30 years ago, in their blood than people whose weight didn't change.
Last winter I was advised by Dr. Dean of our experiment station staff, to try benzene hexachloride (hexachlorocyclohexane) for control of the curculio.
In the Chinese study, researchers detected high levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) that come from inhaling smoke from burning coal, and synthetic pesticides such as DDT, hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) and endosulfan in the placentas of women who had babies with such birth defects.
Other banned pesticides that have lingered in food for decades include dieldrin, toxaphene, chlordane, hexachlorocyclohexane and hexachlorobenzene.
For example, while the concentration of the pesticide 'gamma HFC' (hexachlorocyclohexane)
Major POPs include DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane), PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), HCH (hexachlorocyclohexane), and major heavy metals include lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), and mercury (Hg) .
(trade name Sevin), Aldicarb (trade name Temik) and a formulation of Carbaryl and gamma-hexachlorocyclohexane (trade name Sevidol).
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