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  1. Methoxychlor

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1570

    GENERAL INFORMATION Methoxychlor is a colorless organic solid with a slightly fruity odor. It is an insecticide preferred to DDT for use on animals, in animal feed, and on DDT-sensitive crops such as squash, melons, etc. Since methoxychlor is more unstabl ...

  2. Hexachlorocyclopentadiene

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1568

    GENERAL INFORMATION Hexachlorocyclopentadiene is an oily, yellow-green organic liquid with a pungent odor. It is used as a raw material in manufacturing other chemicals, including pesticides, flame retardants, resins, dyes, pharmaceuticals, plastics, etc. ...

  3. Lindane

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1569

    GENERAL INFORMATION Lindane is a white crystalline organic solid. Most uses being restricted in 1983, lindane is currently used primarily for treating wood-inhabiting beetles and seeds. It is also used as a dip for fleas and lice on pets, and livestock, f ...

  4. Hexachlorobenzene

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1567

    GENERAL INFORMATION Hexachlorobenzene, a synthetic organic chemical, is a white crystalline solid. It does not occur naturally in the environment. Currently there are no commercial uses of hexachlorobenzene in the United States. It was used as a fungicide ...

  5. Heptachlor epoxide

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1566

    GENERAL INFORMATION Heptachlor epoxide is formed when heptachlor breaks down in the environment. Most uses of heptachlor to kill termites in homes and insects on far crops was canceled in 1978. The only permitted use of heptachlor products is for fire ant ...

  6. Heptachlor

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1565

    GENERAL INFORMATION Heptachlor is a white to tan waxy organic solid with a camphor-like odor. Heptachlor breaks down in the environment to form heptachlor epoxide. Most uses of heptachlor to kill termites in homes and insects on far crops was canceled in ...

  7. Ethylene dibromide

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1563

    GENERAL INFORMATION Ethylene bromide, also known as EDB, and 1,2-Dibromoethane, is a colorless, heavy synthetic organic liquid with a mildly sweet chloroform-like odor. Ethylene dibromide is mainly used in an anti-knock gasoline mixtures, particularly avi ...

  8. Epichlorohydrin

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1562

    GENERAL INFORMATION Epichlorohydrin is a colorless organic gas with a sweet odor. Epichlorhydrin is used for making glycerine and as a monomer/building block for making plastics and other polymers, some of which are used as coagulant aids in water treatme ...

  9. Glyphosate (aka Roundup©)

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1564

    GENERAL INFORMATION Glyphosate is an organic solid of odorless white crystals. Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide used on many food and non-food crops as well as non-crop areas such as roadsides. When applied at lower rates, it serves as a plant grow ...

  10. Endrin

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1561

    GENERAL INFORMATION Endrin is an organic solid of odorless white crystals. Endrin is an insecticide which has been used mainly on field crops such as cotton, maize, sugarcane, rice, cereals, ornamentals, and other crops. It has also been used for grasshop ...

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