VOL.: 20 (1979) (p. 67)
Chem. Abstr. Name: 1,1a,3,3a,4,5,5,5a,5b,6-Decachlorooctahydro-1,3,4-metheno-2H-
Chlordecone impairs fertility and is foetotoxic.
The extensive production and the widespread use of chlordecone and its persistence in the environment (where it may also occur as a result of degradation of the pesticide mirex) indicate that human exposure occurs. This is confirmed by many reports of its occurrence in human body fluids. A group of highly exposed workers is known to exist. Oligospermia with hypomobility of the sperm has been reported in heavily exposed workers.
Subsequent evaluation: Suppl. 7 (1987) (p. 59: Group 2B)
For definition of the terms, see Preamble Evaluation.
See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations Chlordecone (EHC 43, 1984) Chlordecone (HSG 41, 1990) Chlordecone (ICSC)