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chemicals that contain carbon and chlorine. Organochlorines, most of which are synthetic, include industrial chemicals such as dioxin and DDT, which tend to accumulate in human fat tissue
(chlorinated organics): An organic compound, composed of carbon and hydrogen, which also contains the element chlorine. Some organochlorines, including dioxins and furans, are persistent and toxic; others appear to be benign. When the carbon is bonded into a benzene ring, the organochlorine is particularly persistent, because the basic ring of carbon is very stable. PCBs, DDT and 2,4,5-T are organochlorines often mentioned in the news.
The organochlorine insecticides, including DDT and chlordane, persist in the environment and in animal tissues.
Organochlorines (OCs) are chlorine-containing chemicals made by humans. Organochlorines dissolve in fats and oils, and therefore are stored in the fat and blubber of animals (i.e. bioaccumulate) and are passed on through the food chain (i.e. biomagnify). Examples of OCs include: toxaphene, and chlordane. Organochlorines can be toxic or poisonous to living things.
Complex organic molecules with chlorine atoms attached (e.g. pesticides).
chemical compounds containing at least one carbon-chlorine bond
Organic compounds that contain chlorine atoms (e.g., PCBs).
Man-made chemicals that act like the hormone estrogen.
A class of chemicals that contain chlorine, carbon, and hydrocarbon. Generally refers to pesticides and herbicides that can be toxic. Examples include PCBs and pesticides such as DDT and dieldrin.
Synthetic organic chlorines that accumulate in body tissue
Chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticides, such as aldrin, dieldrin, or DDT).
Also called chlorinated organic compounds, these are organic compounds containing chlorine, in some cases oxygen, and other elements such as phosphorus. Organochlorines include pesticides such as DDT as well as industrial chemicals such as dioxins and furans. Organic compounds are ones that contain carbon. ()
organic compounds containing chlorine, including PCBs, DDT and lindane; accumulate in fatty tissue and may be toxic