Chloroform (chcl3)

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Chloroform- What is it? Where is it found? What can it do? All these questions answered.

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Chloroform (chcl3)

  1. 1. CHLOROFORM(CHCL3)By Daniel McNeeley
  2. 2. Physical Properties  Colorless liquid that is not very soluble in water.  Pleasant odor.  The chemical is inhaled and poisons the body.
  3. 3. Sources Original purpose was an anesthetic It is used as a chemical in pesticides May be released in the chlorination of water Thought to be no natural sources
  4. 4. Damages and Effects It is dangerous to humans at 50 ppb In high concentrations, chloroform can contribute to ambient ozone. It has a long lifetime in the atmosphere, and can be transported long distances.
  5. 5. Health Hazards Central Nervous System depression Higher doses cause cardiovascular depression. Liver necrosis If found in drinking water and consumed, may cause rectal or bladder cancer.
  6. 6. Citations  "Chloroform." Sepa.org/uk. Scottish Environmental Protection Agency. Web. 14 Mar. 2012. <http://apps.sepa.org.uk/spripa/Pages/SubstanceInformation.aspx? pid=30>.  "Occupational Safety and Health Guideline for Chloroform." Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Web. 14 Mar. 2012. <http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/healthguidelines/chloroform/recognition.html >.  "Chloroform." EPA. Environmental Protection Agency. Web. 14 Mar. 2012. <http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/hlthef/chlorofo.html>.

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