Ethylene Dibromide


1,2 Dibromoethane


Bromide, Ethylene

Dibromide, Ethylene

Dibromides, Ethylene

Dowfume W 85

Dowfume W85

Ethane, 1,2-dibromo-

Ethylene Bromide

Ethylene Dibromides

sym Dibromoethane


An effective soil fumigant, insecticide, and nematocide. In humans, it causes severe burning of skin and irritation of the eyes and respiratory tract. Prolonged inhalation may cause liver necrosis. It is also used in gasoline. Members of this group have caused liver and lung cancers in rodents. According to the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP 85-002, 1985), 1,2-dibromoethane may reasonably be anticipated to be a carcinogen.