General biocide that has been used extensively as a fungicide, bactericide, herbicide and insecticide by agriculture and other industries. In 1987, over-the-counter use was banned and other uses restricted. Currently, pentachlorophenol is defined in the United States as a 'heavy duty' wood preservative that is used primarily in the treatment of utility poles and cross arms.
RoC documents related to the scientific review of pentachlorophenol
Webinar (April 11, 2013) - Human cancer studies on exposure to pentacholorophenol (PCP): Differentiating potential cancer effects of PCP exposure from effects due to occupational co-exposures or PCP contaminants
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