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paradichlorobenzene

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A white crystalline compound, C6H4Cl2, used as a germicide and an insecticide.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 1,4-dichlorobenzene, an organic compound used as a pesticide (for example in mothballs) and a deodorant.

Etymologies

para- +‎ dichlorobenzene (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Mothballs/flakes contain either naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene.

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  • Naphthalene is three times as poisonous as paradichlorobenzene and may cause dangerous blood problems in children.

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  • At least the thing I think of as tank mints are actually paradichlorobenzene (moth flake) cakes impregnated with various color and odor agents.

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  • Unfortunately, both naphthalene and paradichlorobenzene are also toxic to humans, and paradichlorobenzene is a carcinogen.

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  • According to the Chemical Specialties Manufacturers Association CSMA, at present air fresheners for the home contain fragrance as their main ingredient, and no home air fresheners contain paradichlorobenzene, xylene, naphthalene, benzene, or ingredients such as formaldehyde that deaden the capacity to smell.

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  • Other air fresheners contained paradichlorobenzene.

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  • Mothballs contain paradichlorobenzene or naphthalene.

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  • Naphthalene and paradichlorobenzene, typical ingredients in mothballs and other antimoth devices today, will actually kill moths, larvae, and eggs, provided the storage is airtight and compact so that the atmosphere can be saturated; if it is not, the chemical released is not strong enough to do the job.

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  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EPA recommends that you use devices containing paradichlorobenzene only in areas sealed off from your living space, such as garages or attics.

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  • Paradichlorobenzene is sometimes used as a crystalline deodorizing block in urinals in public restrooms or toilet bowls, however, and paradichlorobenzene and naphthalene are still used in moth repellents.

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