Dichlorobenzene (p-DCB)

An organic solid mainly used as a fumigant for clothes against moths and as a deodorant for restrooms. It is also used as an insecticide on crops. Organic discharge from some industrial chemical factories is widely responsible for the contamination of drinking water. Exposure to a high dose of this substance can cause nausea, vomiting, headaches, irritation of the eyes and respiratory tract, and dizziness. Studies have suggested dichlorobenzene has links to anemia, skin lesions, appetite loss, liver, kidney, thyroid, pituitary and spleen damage, and changes in blood.

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