ENVE 471 - Paper 1 - ENVE 471 Jonathan Brate 9/27/11 In...

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ENVE 471 Jonathan Brate 9/27/11 In this paper I’d like to discuss the use of p-Dichlorobenzene, its effects on people and animals, and how it’s being regulated. P-Dichlorobenzene is mainly used as a bug repellent concentrated toward moths and to cover up the smell of bathrooms and garbage. However, this compound also plays a part in warding off unwanted bugs and fungi from crops and in the manufacture of organic chemicals, plastics, dyes, and pharmaceuticals. This substance is being regulated because it is possible that certain people may develop a case of anemia, they may damage their liver, kidneys, or spleen, and/or changes in a person’s blood may occur. (US EPA) Possible health effects include: Potential Health Effects (MSDS 3) If inhaled: The dust or vapors could irritate the nose and throat. May also cause headache, swelling around the eyes and runny nose. Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, central nervous system effects, weight loss and liver and kidney damage are all possible
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