Contaminant cause

Hexachlorobenzene (HCB)

Hexachlorobenzene, or perchlorobenzene, is an organochloride with the molecular formula C6Cl6. It is a fungicide formerly used as a seed treatment, especially on wheat to control the fungal disease bunt. It has been banned globally under the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants in 2001 (Effective 2004)

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Related to Hexachlorobenzene (HCB)

Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) Health Risks

OutcomesEffectEvidenceReferences

Type 2 Diabetes Lymphatic outcome

Strong Increase

Evidence: High

1 study

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