Wood Preservative PCP

Needed Material: 4ml Serum or 10ml Urin

General Information:

PCP (Pentachlorophenol), is a standardized oil-borne preservative used commercially for preserving wood. PCP was used as a herbicide, defoliant, mossicide and disinfectant. Due to its high toxicity and its slow biodegradation, the use of PCP has declined.

PCPs are stored in fatty tissue. Side effects of a chronic exposure to wood preservatives are allergies and a general increase in chemical sensitivity.

PCP can be detected for several weeks after exposure.