Ethylene dibromide

A sweet-smelling organic liquid used as a pesticide to control worms in soil around citrus, peanuts, and cotton plants. Other uses include as aviation fuel, solvent for resins, gums, and waxes, waterproofing preparations, and as a component in dyes and drugs. Studies show long-term exposure to high doses of EDB can produce reproductive difficulties, and can result in damage to developing fetuses. It can also cause liver, stomach and kidney problems and has been proven to increase risk of cancer.

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