CAS ID #: 74-83-9
Affected Organ Systems: Cardiovascular (Heart and Blood Vessels), Dermal (Skin), Gastrointestinal (Digestive), Neurological (Nervous System)
Cancer Effects: None
Chemical Classification: Volatile organic compounds
Summary: Bromomethane is a manufactured chemical. It also occurs naturally in small amounts in the ocean where it is formed, probably by algae and kelp. It is a colorless, nonflammable gas with no distinct smell. Other names for bromomethane are methyl bromide, mono-bromomethane, and methyl fume. Trade names include Embafume and Terabol. Bromomethane is used to kill a variety of pests including rats, insects, and fungi. It is also used to make other chemicals or as a solvent to get oil out of nuts, seeds, and wool.
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