Is C6H3Cl3 can cuase cancer

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In summary, C6H3Cl3, also known as 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene, is a dangerous chemical that has been linked to cancer. However, it is not definitively classified as a human carcinogen and there are other toxic effects that it may cause. It is important to handle this chemical with caution and follow proper safety protocols.
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hellp all..

i was doing a lab today and we use C6H3Cl3.
and i was told that it is dangerous and it can cause cancer.

why is that? what makes it so dangerous?

thanks.
 
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11. Toxicological Information
Toxicological Data:
Oral, rat, LD50: 756 mg/kg; Skin, rat, LD50: 6319 mg/kg. Investigated as a tumorigen, mutagen, reproductive effector.
Reproductive Toxicity:
May cause teratogenic effects.
Carcinogenicity:
EPA / IRIS classification: Group D1 - Not classifiable as a human carcinogen.
--------\Cancer Lists\------------------------------------------------------
---NTP Carcinogen---
Ingredient Known Anticipated IARC Category
------------------------------------ ----- ----------- -------------
1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene (120-82-1) No No None


Don't drink the stuff - but it's not proven to be carcinogenic.
Toxic yes, but there are more ways to kill you than cancer!
 

Related to Is C6H3Cl3 can cuase cancer

1. What is C6H3Cl3?

C6H3Cl3 is a chemical compound known as trichlorobenzene, which is commonly used in the production of pesticides, solvents, and other industrial products.

2. Is C6H3Cl3 harmful to humans?

Yes, C6H3Cl3 is considered to be harmful to humans. Exposure to high levels of this chemical has been linked to several health effects, including irritation of the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract, as well as potential damage to the liver and kidneys.

3. Can C6H3Cl3 cause cancer?

There is currently no evidence to suggest that C6H3Cl3 can directly cause cancer. However, prolonged exposure to this chemical may increase the risk of certain types of cancer, particularly in individuals who work with it on a regular basis.

4. How does C6H3Cl3 enter the body?

C6H3Cl3 can enter the body through inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact. It can also be absorbed through the skin when in contact with contaminated soil or water.

5. What precautions should be taken when working with C6H3Cl3?

When working with C6H3Cl3, it is important to wear protective equipment such as gloves, goggles, and a respirator to prevent skin and respiratory exposure. It is also important to handle and dispose of this chemical properly to minimize the risk of exposure.

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