Recent Examples of naphthalene from the Web
Even if the pollutants for which that's an issue are ignored, Precision Castparts' release of benzene, 1,3-butadiene, naphthalene and formaldehyde are high enough that the state would require additional scrutiny, our analysis shows.
Your grandma's favorite method is on the outs now that many experts consider the chemicals — naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene — a health risk.
California already considers the pesticides known carcinogens, and the European Union has banned naphthalene.
Chemicals left over from their operations — including cancer-causing substances such as benzene and naphthalene — lay buried beneath layers of rubble, dirt and pavement as the Marina District filled up with homes.
People who stood over melting bitumen would have breathed in the same concentration of naphthalene that’s produced by about 1.5 cigarettes.
The air samples, however, revealed that the bitumen-melting process produced unhealthy concentrations of PAHs, such as naphthalene.
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Origin and Etymology of naphthalene
First Known Use: 1821See Words from the same year
medical Definition of naphthalene
naphthalenicplay \ˌnaf-thə-ˈlen-ik, ˌnap-, -ˈlēn-\ adjective
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