Organochlorine compounds

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Definition of Organochlorine:
The term organochlorine refers to a wide range of chemicals that contain carbon, chlorine and, sometimes, several other elements. A range of organochlorine compounds have been produced including many herbicides, insecticides, fungicides as well as industrial chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The compounds are characteristically stable, fat-soluble and will bioaccumulate. Organochlorines pose a range of adverse human health risks and some are [1]
This is the common definition for Organochlorine, other definitions can be discussed in the article


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