Agent Name

delta-Hexachlorocyclohexane

CAS Number

319-86-8

Formula

C6-H6-Cl6

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

1-alpha,2-alpha,3-alpha,4-beta,5-alpha,6-beta-Hexachlorocyclohexane; Cyclohexane, 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachloro-, delta-isomer; Cyclohexane, delta-1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachloro-; delta-(Aeeeee)-1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorocyclohexane; delta-BHC; delta-Benzene hexachloride; delta-Benzenehexachloride; delta-HCH; delta-Hexachlorocyclohexane; delta-Lindane; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organochlorine Pesticides

Description

Crystals; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Formerly used as an insecticide; [HSDB]

Comments

See "Lindane."

Exposure Assessment
Bioaccumulates

Yes

Adverse Effects
Anemia

Anemia, Aplastic

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Other Poison

Organochlorine Pesticide

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