Hexachlorocyclopentadiene (HCCPD) : CAS# 77-47-4
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Hexachlorocyclopentadiene (HCCPD) : CAS# 77-47-4

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      This fact sheet answers the most frequently asked health questions about hexachlorocyclopentadiene. 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. HCCPD is used in a group of related pesticides, but only two of these are registered for use in the United States. Human data are limited, but it can cause headaches and irritate the nose, throat, eye, and skin. Animal tests suggests that very high levels of HCCPD can cause death. This substance has been found in at least 31 of the 1,467 National Priorities List sites identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). tfacts112.pdf
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