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Main Title Pentachlorophenol: Health and Environmental Effects Profile.
Author Choudhury, H. ; Coleman, J. ; De Rosa, C. T. ; Stara, J. F. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office. ;Syracuse Research Corp., NY. Center for Chemical Hazard Assessment.
Publisher c1986
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/J-86/503;
Stock Number PB89-201875
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Industrial hygiene ; Toxicology ; Environmental surveys ; Exposure ; Carcinogens ; Assessments ; Mutagens ; Wood preservatives ; Phenol/Pentachloro ; Occupational safety and health ; Toxic substances ; Environmental fate ; Risk assessment
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-201875 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 91p
Pentachlorophenol is used as an industrial wood preservative for utility poles, crossarms, fence posts, and other purposes (79%); for NaPCP (12%); and miscellaneous including mill uses, consumer wood preserving formulations and herbicide intermediate (9%). Photolysis and microbial degradation are the important chemical removal mechanisms for pentachlorophenol (PCP) in water. Direct photolysis may be an important environmental sink for PCP present in the atmosphere. Soil degradation studies indicate the PCP is biodegradable; microbial decomposition is an important and potentially dominant removal mechanism in soil. Monitoring studies have confirmed the widespread occurrence of PCP in surface waters, groundwater, drinking water and industrial effluents. Subchronic and chronic toxicity studies show adverse effects in the liver, kidney and immune system. Inadequate evidence exists for carcinogenicity.