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Heptachlor MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Heptachlor
Tree Number(s)
D02.455.526.439.516
Unique ID
D006533
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006533
Scope Note
A man-made compound previously used to control termites and other insects. Even though production of heptachlor was phased out of use in the United States during the late 1980's it remains in soil and hazardous waste sites. It is clearly toxic to animals and humans but, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has determined that heptachlor is not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans. (From ATSDR Public Heath Statement, April 1989)
Pharm Action
Insecticides
Soil Pollutants
Registry Number
7GLS9ACN3L
Related Numbers
76-44-8
CAS Type 1 Name
4,7-Methano-1H-indene, 1,4,5,6,7,8,8-heptachloro-3a,4,7,7a-tetrahydro-
Previous Indexing
Insecticides (1966-1970)
Public MeSH Note
73
History Note
73(71)
Date Established
1973/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Heptachlor Preferred
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