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Halohydantoins (dihalodialkylhydantoins) (several)

1-Bromo-3-chloro5,5-dimethylhydantoin
1,3-Dibromo-5,5- dimethylhydantoin
3-Bromo-1-chloro5,5-dimethylhydantoin
1-Chloro5,5-dimethylhydantoin
1,3-Dichloro5,5-dimethylhydantoin
1,3-Dichloro5-ethyl-5-methylhydantoin
1-Bromo-3-chloro5-ethyl-5-methylhydantoin

 

General Information

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  • Chemical Class: antimicrobial
  • Uses: For microbial control in water and wa ter systems. In particular, the halohydantoins are used as disinfectants in commercial and residential swimming pools, spas and hot tubs; as sanitizers for treatment of toilet bowl water in homes; and for controlling bacterial and fungal contamination in a variety of industrial wate r systems.

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Not documented
  • Endocrine Disruption: Not documented
  • Reproductive Effects: Not documented
  • Neurotoxicity: Not documented
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Not documented
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (8)
  • Birth/Developmental: Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Not documented
  • Toxic to Birds: Not documented
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (8)
  • Toxic to Bees: Not documented

Additional Information