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Substances

Pentachlorophenol
87-86-5

Where is it Commonly Found?

Wood treatment
HEALTH EFFECT SUMMARY
EPA classification: B2 (Probable human carcinogen - based on sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in animals).

What are its known health effects?

Carcinogen (P65)

What are its suspected health effects?

Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicant (EPA-HEN) (LADO - L)

Developmental Toxicant (EPA-SARA) (OEHHA-CREL)

Endocrine Toxicant (ATSDR) (BRUC) (IL-EPA) (JNIHS) (KEIT) (WWF)

Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicant (EPA-HEN) (OEHHA-CREL)

Immunotoxicant (EPA-HEN)

Kidney Toxicant (EPA-HEN) (OEHHA-CREL)

Neurotoxicant (EPA-HEN)

Reproductive Toxicant (ATSDR) (EPA-SARA)

Skin or Sense Organ Toxicant (EPA-HEN) (HAZMAP)

Additional Regulatory Information

In the late 1980s the purchase and use of pentachlorophenol was restricted in the United States, and the general public may no longer buy it

Does it Correspond With Any Green Building Credits?

Living Building Challenge (1.2) - Prerequisite 5;
Green Guide for Health Care - CM 1.1: Community Contaminant Prevention: Airborne releases;
Living Building Challenge 1.3 – Prerequisite 5: Materials Red List;
Living Building Challenge 2.0 – Red List;Living Building Challenge 3.0 - Red List;

How is it Categorized?

Wood Additives and Treatments

What is its Origin?

In the late 1980s the purchase and use of pentachlorophenol was restricted in the United States, and the general public may no longer buy it

Chlorinated hydrocarbon biocide, used as a defoliant, general herbicide, and as an ingredient of paints and stains designed to protect wooden structure is against termites, woodboring bees, and other insects.

Divisions and Sections

Div 06 Exterior Finish Carpentry

Div 06 Glued-Laminated Construction

Div 06 Heavy Timber Construction

Div 06 Miscellaneous Rough Carpentry

Div 06 Rough Carpentry

Div 06 Sheathing

Div 06 Shop-Fabricated Wood Trusses

General Reference

http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/iris/index.cfm?fuseaction=iris.showQuickView&substance_nmbr=0086