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US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) warns of risks to workers from 2,4-DCP (dichlorophenol):

The US EPA and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have issued a chemical advisory over the risks to chemical plant workers from exposure to the heated liquid form of 2,4-dichlorophenol. Exposure to the chemical, which is used as a herbicide feedstock, can cause rapid collapse and death. The Agency sent out warning letters about this risk last year after the investigation of two fatalities in 1998 and 1992.



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