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Hexachlorocyclohexane : CAS#: 608-73-1
  • Published Date:
    August 2005
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    This fact sheet answers the most frequently asked health questions about hexachlorocyclohexanes. For more information, you may call the ATSDR Information Center at 1-888-422-8737. This fact sheet is one in a series of summaries about hazardous substances and their health effects. This information is important because this substance may harm you. The effects of exposure to any hazardous substance depend on the dose, the duration, how you are exposed, personal traits and habits, and whether other chemicals are present.

    Exposure to hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) happens mostly from eating contaminated food or by breathing contaminated air in the workplace. Exposure to high levels of HCH can cause blood disorders, dizziness, headaches, seizures, and changes in the levels of sex hormones. HCH has caused cancer in animals. α-, β-, γ-, and δ-HCH have been found in at least 146, 159, 189, and 126, respectively, of the 1,662 National Priority List sites identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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