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Ethylene Dibromide MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Ethylene Dibromide
Tree Number(s)
D02.455.526.368.225
Unique ID
D015946
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015946
Scope Note
An effective soil fumigant, insecticide, and nematocide. In humans, it causes severe burning of skin and irritation of the eyes and respiratory tract. Prolonged inhalation may cause liver necrosis. It is also used in gasoline. Members of this group have caused liver and lung cancers in rodents. According to the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP 85-002, 1985), 1,2-dibromoethane may reasonably be anticipated to be a carcinogen.
Entry Term(s)
1,2-Dibromoethane
Dowfume W 85
Dowfume W85
Ethylene Bromide
Ethylene Dibromides
sym-Dibromoethane
Registry Number
1N41638RNO
Related Numbers
106-93-4
CAS Type 1 Name
Ethane, 1,2-dibromo-
Previous Indexing
Ethylene Dibromides (1977-1989)
Hydrocarbons, Brominated (1974)
Public MeSH Note
90; was ETHYLENE DIBROMIDES see under HYDROCARBONS, BROMINATED 1977-89; was ETHYLENE DIBROMIDE see under HYDROCARBONS, BROMINATED 1975-76; ETHYLENE DIBROMIDES was see under HYDROCARBONS, BROMINATED 1977-90
Online Note
use ETHYLENE DIBROMIDE to search ETHYLENE DIBROMIDES 1975-90
History Note
90; was ETHYLENE DIBROMIDES see under HYDROCARBONS, BROMINATED 1977-89; was ETHYLENE DIBROMIDE see under HYDROCARBONS, BROMINATED 1975-76; ETHYLENE DIBROMIDES was see under HYDROCARBONS, BROMINATED 1977-90
Date Established
1990/01/01
Date of Entry
1989/05/25
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Ethylene Dibromide Preferred
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