Definitions

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

  • n. A chlorinated hydrocarbon, C12H8Cl6O, used as an insecticide and in mothproofing.

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  • n. A cyclodiene insecticide, related to aldrin, that is a persistent organic pollutant.

Etymologies

From Diel(s-Al)d(e)r (reaction), after Otto Paul Hermann Diels and Kurt Alder.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • They found the risk of MGUS was 5.6 times higher for those who used an insecticide called dieldrin; 3.9 times higher for those who used the fumigant mixture carbon-tetrachloride/carbon disulfide, and 2.4 times higher for those who used a fungicide called chlorothalonil.

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  • High concentrations of chemicals such as dieldrin, toxaphene, chorodene, DDD and DDE have been found in the surrounding soil.

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  • The first is the banning of organochlorine pesticides such as dieldrin and aldrin, which caused blindness, immune-system collapse and mass-breeding failure.

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  • To start with, the Stockholm Convention identified twelve top-priority POPs: eight pesticides (aldrin, chlordane, DDT, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, mirex, and toxaphene); two industrial chemicals (the hexachlorobenzenes (HCBs) and the polychlorinated biphenyls PCBs); and two groups of industrial by-products (dioxins and furans).

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  • Barnes noted that pesticides used annually in the spraying against mosquito and tsetse in the Caprivi Strip (DDT and dieldrin) were polluting the Kavango River, mainly due to the practice of rinsing equipment and disposing of leftover chemicals.

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  • Organochlorine compounds, such as DDT, dieldrin and HCH, which have been withdrawn or banned for human health and/or environmental reasons [116], are still found in dumps, particularly in developing countries.

    Global Environment Outlook (GEO-4)~ Chapter 7

  • For example, she recounts a massive dieldrin spraying program to eradicate Japanese beetles in and around Sheldon, Illinois.

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  • Highly potent agricultural chemicals such as chlordane, dieldrin and DDT -- Carson's leading concern -- have been banned.

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  • According to the results from the mussel testing, dieldrin is the second most prevalent pollutant in the Great Lakes, behind DDT.

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  • Dichlorodiphenyl-dichloroethene polychlorinated biphenyls dieldrin chlordane heptachlor polychlorinated dibenzodioxins.

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