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dibromochloropropane


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A liquid pesticide that was used from the 1950s as a soil fumigant to control plant nematodes. In the early 1970s, it was found to be hepatotoxic, an animal carcinogen, and, most significantly, to produce male infertility and sterility by causing gross deformities and malfunction of spermatozoa. Its use is prohibited in the United States and the European Union.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.


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