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Paradichlorobenzene is a chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbon. It is a fumigant insecticide and repellent. Paradichlorobenzene turns directly from a solid into a gas, a process called sublimation. The target organisms are molds, mildews, and insects, but paradichlorobenzene can also be toxic to people and other animals. Most pesticide products containing paradichlorobenzene in the U.S. are used to control clothes moths in airtight containers.

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Last updated October 10, 2012