ATSDR - Toxic Substances - Chlorophenols
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CAS ID #: 95-57-8, 120-83-2

Affected Organ Systems: Dermal (Skin), Hepatic (Liver), Immunological (Immune System)

Cancer Classification: None

Chemical Classification: Nitrosamines/ethers/alcohols, Phenols/phenoxy acids

Summary: Chlorophenols are a group of che┬Ámicals that are produced by adding chlorines to phenol. Phenol is an aromatic compound derived from benzene. There are 5 basic types of chlorophenols and 19 different chlorophenols. Most chlorophenols are solid at room temperature. They have a strong, medicinal taste and smell. Small amounts can be tasted in water. So┬Áme chlorophenols are used as pesticides. Others are used in antiseptics. Small amounts are produced when water is disinfected with chlorine. They are also produced while bleaching wood pulp with chlorine to make paper.

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