CAS ID #: 75-27-4
Affected Organ Systems: Hepatic (Liver), Renal (Urinary System or Kidneys)
Cancer Effects: Reasonably Anticipated to be a Human Carcinogen
Chemical Classification: Volatile organic compounds
Summary: Bromodichloromethane is a colorless, nonflammable liquid. Small amounts are formed naturally by algae in the oceans. Some of it will dissolve in water, but it readily evaporates into air. Only small quantities of bromodichloromethane are produced in the United States. The small quantities that are produced are used in laboratories or to make other chemicals. However, most bromodichloromethane is formed as a by-product when chlorine is added to drinking water to kill bacteria.
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Succinctly characterizes the toxicologic and adverse health effects information for a hazardous substance.
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