ATSDR - Toxic Substances - Bromodichloromethane
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Bromodichloromethane

CAS ID #: 75-27-4

Affected Organ Systems: Hepatic (Liver), Renal (Urinary System or Kidneys)

Cancer Classification: NTP: 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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