Agent Name

Toxaphene

Alternative Name

Chlorinated camphene

CAS Number

8001-35-2

Formula

C10-H10-Cl8

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

Chlorocamphene; Octachlorocamphene; Polychlorocamphene; Chlorinated camphene; [NIOSH]

Category

Organochlorine Pesticides

Description

Amber, waxy solid with a mild, piney, chlorine- and camphor-like odor. [insecticide]; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Formerly used as an insecticide and as a miticide; [HSDB]

Comments

In the past, fatal poisoning after ingestion was reported. Only a few cases of poisoning from occupational exposure were reported. [ACGIH]

Restricted

All U.S. registrations cancelled; [EPA Pesticides, p. 56]

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

Bioaccumulates

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

0.5 mg/m3

STEL (ACGIH)

1 mg/m3

PEL (OSHA)

0.5 mg/m3

IDLH (NIOSH)

200 mg/m3

Vapor Pressure

6.69E-6 mm Hg

Half Life

Animal studies: 9 days; [TDR, p. 1163]

Reference Link

ATSDR - ToxFAQs - Toxaphene

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Other Poison

Organochlorine Pesticide

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Confirmed Animal

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Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: