Agent Name

1,2,3,4,7,8-Hexachlorodibenzofuran

CAS Number

70648-26-9

Formula

C12-H2-Cl6-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2,3,4,7,8-Hexa polychlorinated dibenzofuran; HCDF; Dibenzofuran, 1,2,3,4,7,8-hexachloro-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Polyaromatics

Comments

Teratogenicity observed in mice at doses not maternally toxic; [ToxPlanet: Shepard's Catalog of Teratogenic Agents] Causes other liver changes in acute intraperitoneal studies of mice and rats; Causes changes in liver weight, other liver changes, and effects on hepatic microsomal mixed oxidase in 4-day intermittent oral studies of mice; [RTECS] See "CHLORINATED DIBENZOFURANS."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Chloracne

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