(Also known as: dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene; DDT dehydrochloride; p,p'-DDE)
The following alerts are based on the data in the tables below. An absence of an alert does not imply the substance has no implications for human health, biodiversity or the environment but just that we do not have the data to form a judgement.
Environmental fate High alert: Very persistent
Warning: Significant data are missing
Ecotoxicity High alert: Fish acute ecotoxicity: High; Daphnia acute ecotoxicity: High
Human health High alert: Carcinogen; Endocrine distrupter; Reproduction/development effects; Neurotoxicant
Chemical transformation product formed by the dehydrohalogenation of DDT. Has insecticidal properties but no significant commercial applications.
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Consists of three isomeric forms p,p'-DDE, o,p'-DDE and o,o'-DDE. p,p'-DDE is the dominant isomer.
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