Health monitoring for pentachlorophenol


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This guide helps doctors monitor the health of workers exposed to pentachlorophenol (PCP).  

Pure pentachlorophenol (CAS 87-86-5) is a colourless or white, needle-like crystal. 

Commercial-grade PCP (86% purity) is a dark grey to brown solid with a phenolic, pungent smell. 

Examples of work involving PCP include: 

  • working with and handling wood preserved with PCP 

  • working near preserved wood processes. 

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