Definition of organochlorine in English:


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[often as modifier]
  • Any of a large group of pesticides and other synthetic organic compounds with chlorinated aromatic molecules.
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    • Public outcry resulted in the banning of the organochlorines DDT, BHC and lindane in 1978.
    • Metals and organochlorine compounds were analyzed by the Quebec Toxicology Center, Quebec City, Canada.
    • They are urging farmers to rid their farms of de-registered chemicals such as DDT, Dieldrin and persistent organochlorine pesticides.

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