Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A colorless compound, C6H5C6H5, found in coal-tar, and prepared by passing benzene vapor through a red-hot tube.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A white crystalline substance, C6H5.C6H5, obtained by leading benzene through a heated iron tube. It consists of two benzene or phenyl radicals united.

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  • noun organic chemistry An alternative name of biphenyl.

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Examples

  • The Hidden Hazards In the Nursery study tested 20 products -- including nursing pillows, changing pads, bassinet pads and car seats -- for traces of Tris and other toxic chemical flame retardants called polybrominated diphenyl ether compounds, or PBDEs.

    Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff: Flame Retardants Refuse to Burn Out

  • The Hidden Hazards In the Nursery study tested 20 products -- including nursing pillows, changing pads, bassinet pads and car seats -- for traces of Tris and other toxic chemical flame retardants called polybrominated diphenyl ether compounds, or PBDEs.

    Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff: Flame Retardants Refuse to Burn Out

  • Among the chemicals known to affect breast development and cancer susceptibility in animal studies, according to the report, are pesticides such as atrazine, used in agriculture; dioxins, an industrial pollutant found in some fatty foods; bisphenol A (BPA), found in some water bottles and canned foods; polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants, and nonylphenol (a breakdown product found in certain laundry detergents).

    Early chemical exposures may affect breast health

  • The Hidden Hazards In the Nursery study tested 20 products -- including nursing pillows, changing pads, bassinet pads and car seats -- for traces of Tris and other toxic chemical flame retardants called polybrominated diphenyl ether compounds, or PBDEs.

    Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff: Flame Retardants Refuse to Burn Out

  • Among the chemicals known to affect breast development and cancer susceptibility in animal studies, according to the report, are pesticides such as atrazine, used in agriculture; dioxins, an industrial pollutant found in some fatty foods; bisphenol A (BPA), found in some water bottles and canned foods; polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants, and nonylphenol (a breakdown product found in certain laundry detergents).

    Early chemical exposures may affect breast health

  • Wal-Mart now has turned its sights on polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, a class of compounds used since 1976 as flame retardants in electronics, furniture, sporting goods, pet supplies, curtains and toys, among other things.

    Wal-Mart bypasses federal regulators to ban controversial flame retardant

  • Among the chemicals known to affect breast development and cancer susceptibility in animal studies, according to the report, are pesticides such as atrazine, used in agriculture; dioxins, an industrial pollutant found in some fatty foods; bisphenol A (BPA), found in some water bottles and canned foods; polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants, and nonylphenol (a breakdown product found in certain laundry detergents).

    Early chemical exposures may affect breast health

  • Among the chemicals known to affect breast development and cancer susceptibility in animal studies, according to the report, are pesticides such as atrazine, used in agriculture; dioxins, an industrial pollutant found in some fatty foods; bisphenol A (BPA), found in some water bottles and canned foods; polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants, and nonylphenol (a breakdown product found in certain laundry detergents).

    Early chemical exposures may affect breast health

  • Among the chemicals detected in 99% to 100% of the subjects were such banned substances as cancer-causing PCBs polychlorinated biphenyls and flame retardants containing polybrominated diphenyl ethers, along with organochlorine pesticides, perchlorate and phthalates, compounds found in cosmetics, detergents, vinyl floors, toys, plastic bottles and hundreds of other products.

    Landmark study finds 43 chemicals -- some banned -- in pregnant women

  • The Hidden Hazards In the Nursery study tested 20 products -- including nursing pillows, changing pads, bassinet pads and car seats -- for traces of Tris and other toxic chemical flame retardants called polybrominated diphenyl ether compounds, or PBDEs.

    Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff: Flame Retardants Refuse to Burn Out

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