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Aldrin is an organochlorine insecticide that was widely used until the 1990s, when it was banned in most countries.
Antiandrogens, also known as androgen antagonists or testosterone blockers, are a class of drugs that prevent androgens like testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) from mediating their biological effects in the body.
A ban is a formal or informal prohibition of something.
Biodegradation is the disintegration of materials by bacteria, fungi, or other biological means.
Biomagnification, also known as bioamplification or biological magnification, is the increasing concentration of a substance, such as a toxic chemical, in the tissues of tolerant organisms at successively higher levels in a food chain.
Breast cancer is cancer that develops from breast tissue.
A carcinogen is any substance, radionuclide, or radiation that promotes carcinogenesis, the formation of cancer.
Chlordane is a chemical compound and also part of a similarly named pesticide mixture resulting from synthesis (main components- heptachlor, chlordane, and nonachlor).
Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, commonly known as DDT, is a colorless, tasteless, and almost odorless crystalline chemical compound, an organochlorine, originally developed as an insecticide, and ultimately becoming infamous for its environmental impacts.
The Diels–Alder reaction is an organic chemical reaction (specifically, a cycloaddition) between a conjugated diene and a substituted alkene, commonly termed the dienophile, to form a substituted cyclohexene derivative.
Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with endocrine (or hormone) systems at certain doses.
Endrin is an organochloride with the chemical formula C12H8Cl6O that was first produced in 1950 by Shell and Velsicol Chemical Corporation.
An epoxide is a cyclic ether with a three-atom ring.
Estrogen, or oestrogen, is the primary female sex hormone.
A fetus is a stage in the prenatal development of viviparous organisms.
A food chain is a linear network of links in a food web starting from producer organisms (such as grass or trees which use radiation from the Sun to make their food) and ending at apex predator species (like grizzly bears or killer whales), detritivores (like earthworms or woodlice), or decomposer species (such as fungi or bacteria).
Heptachlor is an organochlorine compound that was used as an insecticide.
Hexachlorobenzene, or perchlorobenzene, is an organochloride with the molecular formula C6Cl6.
Hexachlorocyclopentadiene, also known as C-56, is an organochlorine compound that is a precursor to several pesticides.
Insecticides are substances used to kill insects.
Norbornadiene is a bicyclic hydrocarbon and an organic compound.
An organochloride, organochlorine compound, chlorocarbon, or chlorinated hydrocarbon is an organic compound containing at least one covalently bonded atom of chlorine that has an effect on the chemical behavior of the molecule.
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system.
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are organic compounds that are resistant to environmental degradation through chemical, biological, and photolytic processes.
A polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) is an organic chlorine compound with the formula C12H10−xClx.
Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) was an American marine biologist, author, and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement.
Silent Spring is an environmental science book by Rachel Carson.
In stereochemistry, stereoisomers are isomeric molecules that have the same molecular formula and sequence of bonded atoms (constitution), but differ in the three-dimensional orientations of their atoms in space.
Toxaphene was an insecticide used primarily for cotton in the southern United States during the late 1960s and 1970s.