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CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS

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French Equivalent: Hydrocarbures chlorés

Definition:
Chlorinated hydrocarbons is a class of persistent, broad-spectrum insecticides that linger in the environment and accumulate in the food chain.

Context:
Among them are dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), aldrin, dieldrin, heptachlor, chlordane, lindane, endrin, mirex, hexachloride and toxaphene. Another example is trichloroethylene which is used as an industrial solvent.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Cross References:
DDT

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, April 08, 2013