Chlorinated Hydrocarbons

Meaning, Term, and Glossary Definition - What is Chlorinated Hydrocarbons?

1. Chemicals containing only chlorine, carbon, and hydrogen. These include a class of persistent, broad-spectrum insecticides that linger in the environment and accumulate in the food chain. Among them are DDT, aldrin, dieldrin, heptachlor, chlordane, lindane, endrin, Mirex, hexachloride, and toxaphene. Other examples include TCE, used as an industrial solvent. 2. Any chlorinated organic compounds including chlorinated solvents such as dichloromethane, trichloromethylene, chloroform.

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Chlorinated Solvent   Hydrocarbons HC   Polychlorinated Biphenyls   Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons TPH   Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons PAH   
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