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2,4,6-trichlorophenol - Identification, toxicity, use, water pollution potential, ecological toxicity and regulatory information

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Signs and symptoms of poisoning, first aid, and links to treatment information for this chemical.
Link to information on toxicity to humans, including carcinogenicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity, and acute toxicity.
Links to world-wide registration status as well as regulatory information for the U.S. and California.
Water quality standards and physical properties affecting water contamination potential.
Toxicity to aquatic organisms.
List of chemicals in the same family, including breakdown products, salts, esters, isomers, and other derivatives.
 

Chemical Identification and Use for 2,4,6-trichlorophenol

Basic Identification Information About This Chemical
Chemical Name: 2,4,6-trichlorophenol
CAS Number: 88-06-2
U.S. EPA PC Code: 064212
064212
CA DPR Chem Code: 640
Molecular Weight: 197.45
Use Type: Microbiocide
Chem Class: Chlorinated Phenol
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Additional Resources About This Chemical Class and Use Type
 
Other Names for this Chemical
About Chemical Synonyms
00640 (CA DPR Chem Code Text ) , 064212 [US EPA PC Code, Text ] , 1,3,5-Trichloro-2-hydroxybenzene , 2,4,6-TCP , 2,4,6-trichlorophenol , 246trichlorophenol , 640 (CA DPR Chem Code) ) , 64212 [US EPA PC Code, Numeric ] , 88-06-2 (CAS number) , 88062 , 88062 (CAS number without hyphens) , Dowicide 2S , NCI-C02904 , Omal , Phenachlor , Phenol, 2,4,6-trichloro- , Trichlorophenol, 2,4,6-
 
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Signs and Symptoms of 2,4,6-trichlorophenol Poisoning

NOTE! There may be other diseases and chemicals that have similar symptoms.

If you have a poisoning emergency in the United States call 1-800-222-1222.
If the victim has collapsed or is unconscious, call 911.

2,4,6-trichlorophenol is a Phenol or Cresol compound.

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Symptoms of Poisoning with Phenol or Cresol Compounds
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- Highly corrosive.
- Caustic eye, skin, mouth and gastrointestinal injuries.
- Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
- Hypotension, myocardial failure, pulmonary edema, neurological changes, liver and renal toxicity, methemoglobinemia and hemolysis.

Source for Group Symptoms: Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning, 5th edition, U.S. EPA, Chapter 19.

Treatment for Phenol or Cresol Poisoning

See: Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning, 5th edition, U.S. EPA, Chapter 19, page 203.

 
Symptoms of 2,4,6-trichlorophenol Exposure from the International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC)

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General First Aid: IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!

Route of Exposure

Symptoms

First Aid

Inhalation Cough. Sore throat. Fresh air rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Redness. Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes Redness. Pain. First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible) then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Convulsions. Diarrhoea. Dizziness. Headache. Shortness of breath. Vomiting. Weakness. Ataxia. Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention.
Notes for ICSC Information
Technical grade of this substance may include the polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins polychlorinated dibenzofurans and other contaminants. Dowicide 2S Omal are trade names.
 

Toxicity Information for 2,4,6-trichlorophenol

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Summary Toxicity Information

PAN Bad Actor
Chemical
1
Acute
Toxicity
2
Carcinogen Cholinesterase
Inhibitor
Ground
Water Contaminant
Developmental or
Reproductive Toxin
Endocrine
Disruptor
No
 
Indicates high toxicity in the given toxicological category. Indicates no available weight-of-the-evidence summary assessment. For additional information on toxicity from scientific journals or registration documents, see the "Additional Resources for Toxicity " section of the chemical detail page.
1. PAN Bad Actors are chemicals that are one or more of the following: highly acutely toxic, cholinesterase inhibitor, known/probable carcinogen, known groundwater pollutant or known reproductive or developmental toxicant. NOTE! Because there are no authoritative lists of Endocrine Disrupting (ED) chemicals, EDs are not yet considered PAN Bad Actor chemicals.
2. The acute toxicity reported on this page is of the pure chemical ingredient only and may not reflect the acute toxicity of individual pesticide products. To view acute toxicity of individual products, click on 'View Products' link in the 'Chemical Identification' section above.

Detailed Toxicity Information

Acute Toxicity 2
2,4,6-trichlorophenol
WHO Acute Hazard
TRI Acute Hazard
Material Safety Data Sheets
Acute rating from U.S. EPA product label
U.S. NTP Acute Toxicity Studies
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Cholinesterase Inhibitor
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Available
No Consensus Value
No NTP Studies

No
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Cancer Information
2,4,6-trichlorophenol
IARC Carcinogens
U.S. NTP Carcinogens
California Prop 65 Known Carcinogens
U.S. EPA Carcinogens
TRI Carcinogen
2B, Possible
Reasonably Anticipated
Yes
B2, Probable
Not Listed
 
Endocrine Disruption
2,4,6-trichlorophenol
Illinois EPA list
Keith list
Colborn list
Benbrook list
Danish Inert list
EU list
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity
2,4,6-trichlorophenol
CA Prop 65 Developmental Toxin
U.S. TRI Developmental Toxin
CA Prop 65 Female Reproductive Toxin
CA Prop 65 Male Reproductive Toxin
U.S. TRI Reproductive Toxin
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Chemicals of Special Concern
2,4,6-trichlorophenol
PAN Bad Actors
PAN Dirty Dozen list
Yes
Not Listed
 

Water Pollution Potential and Criteria for 2,4,6-trichlorophenol

Water Pollution Potential

PAN Ground Water Contaminant Rating Insufficient Data
 

Water Standards and Criteria

U.S. National Drinking Water Standards and Health Criteria
g/L unless noted  
Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) 0  
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG)  
One Day Exposure Health Advisory Level 30.0  
Ten Day Exposure Health Advisory Level 30.0  
Lifetime Exposure Health Advisory Level  
Reference Dose 0.30 (g/kg/day)  
U.S. Drinking Water Equivalent Level 10.0  
Concentration with Lifetime Cancer Risk of 1 in 10,000 300.0  
Canada Drinking Water Standards and Criteria
g/L unless noted  
Maximum Acceptable Concentration (MAC) 5.00
Interim Maximum Acceptable Concentration (IMAC)
Aesthetic Objectives ≤2
U.S. National Water Quality Criteria
g/L unless noted  
Fresh Water Quality Criteria Continuous Exposure 0  
Fresh Water Quality Criteria Maximum Peak  
Salt Water Quality Criteria Continuous Exposure
Salt Water Quality Criteria Max
Human Consumption of Organisms from Water Source 2.40 Notes: b,c,u
Human Consumption of Water and Organisms from Water Source 1.40 Notes: b,c
Taste and Odor Criteria 2.00
WHO Water Quality Criteria
Concentration (μg/l unless otherwise noted) 200.0
Notes Notes: C,b
 

Regulatory Information for 2,4,6-trichlorophenol

International Regulatory Status

 
UNEP Persistent Organic Pollutant (POP)
UNEP Prior Informed Consent Chemical (PIC)
WHO Obsolete Pesticide
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

U.S. and California Regulatory Status

U.S. EPA Registered
U.S. EPA Hazardous Air Pollutant
U.S. EPA Minimum Risk Pesticide (25b list)

CA Registered
CA Groundwater Contaminant
CA Toxic Air Contaminant
No
Yes
No

No
Not Listed
HAPTAC, Industrial chemical
 

Maximum Tolerance and Residue Levels

Codex Alimentarius
   (UN FAO Maximum Residue Limits)
U.S. Maximum Tolerance Levels
European Union Maximum Residue Levels
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Ecotoxicity for 2,4,6-trichlorophenol

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Aquatic Ecotoxicity

All Toxic Effects for Organism Group
Organism Group Effects Noted
Amphibians Mortality
Annelida Accumulation
AquaticPlants Accumulation, Growth, Mortality
Crustaceans Behavior, Mortality
Fish Accumulation, Behavior, Biochemistry, Enzyme(s), Growth, Mortality, No Effect Coded
Insects Mortality
Molluscs Accumulation, Behavior, Mortality
NematodesandFlatworms Growth, Mortality
Phytoplankton Accumulation, Biochemistry, Growth, Histology, Physiology, Population
Zooplankton Behavior, Feeding Behavior, Growth, Intoxication, Mortality, Physiology, Population, Reproduction
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Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group
Organism Group Average Acute Toxicity Acute Toxicity Range
Amphibians Moderately Toxic Moderate Toxicity
AquaticPlants Moderately Toxic Moderate Toxicity
Crustaceans Moderately Toxic Moderate Toxicity
Fish Moderately Toxic Moderate to High Toxicity
Insects Slightly Toxic Slight Toxicity
Molluscs Moderately Toxic Moderate Toxicity
NematodesandFlatworms Highly Toxic Highly Toxic
Zooplankton Moderately Toxic Moderate to High Toxicity
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Terrestrial Ecotoxicity

Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group

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Honeybee Chronic Toxicity
Organism Group Chronic Toxicity  
Honeybees  

Related Chemicals for 2,4,6-trichlorophenol

CAS Number Relation Reason Chemical Name Chem Detail Symptoms California Use Chem Use Type U.S. EPA Reg PAN Bad Actor
88-06-2 Parent P 2,4,6-trichlorophenol View View View Microbiocide No Yes
95-95-4 Related 6 2,4,5-trichlorophenol View View View Microbiocide, Algaecide No Not Listed
53404-83-4 Related 1,6 2,4,5-Trichlorophenol salt of 2,6-bis((dimethylamino)methyl)cyclohexanone View View View Microbiocide No Not Listed
35471-43-3 Related 1,6 2,4,5-trichlorophenol, potassium salt View View View Microbiocide No Not Listed
Related 1,6,8 2,4,5-trichlorophenol, potassium salt, other related View View View Microbiocide No Not Listed
136-32-3 Related 1,6 2,4,5-Trichlorophenol, sodium salt View View View Microbiocide, Algaecide No Not Listed
Related 1,6,8 2,4,5-trichlorophenol, sodium salt, other related View View View Microbiocide No Not Listed
3784-03-0 Related 1 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol, sodium salt View View View Microbiocide, Algaecide No Not Listed
69633-04-1 Related P 2-(trichlorophenoxy)ethyl hydrogen sulfate View View View Herbicide No Not Listed
3247-34-5 Related 1 Disodium 2,2'-methylenebis(3,4,6-trichlorophenate) View View View Microbiocide No Not Listed
Related 1,2,6 Polychlorophenols and their sodium salts View View View Wood Preservative, Microbiocide No Not Listed
67923-62-0 Related 1 Potassium 2,2'-methylenebis(3,4,6-trichlorophenate) View View View Microbiocide No Not Listed
2591-21-1 Related 1 Potassium 2,4,6-trichlorophenate View View View Microbiocide No Not Listed
Related 15 Trichlorophenol, sodium salt, other related View View View Microbiocide No Not Listed
30143-22-7 Related 1 Zinc trichlorophenate View View View Microbiocide No Yes
 
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