[vc_section][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”5292″ img_size=”full”][vc_custom_heading text=”What is Hexachlorobenzene?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]Also known as perchlorobenzene, hexachlorobenzene is a white, crystalline organochloride with chemical formula C6CI6. The chlorinated hydrocarbon emits toxic fumes of chlorinated compounds like carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide when heated to decomposition. Under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, Hexachlorobenzene is among the many chemical elements banned globally.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Why is Hexachlorobenzene Dangerous?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]Hexachlorobenzene is a toxic substance to human beings in longer exposure to the contaminant. Due to its chronic toxicity, the organochloride may cause several health issues, including liver problems and an increased risk of getting cancer. The EPA’s set standard for hexachlorobenzene in drinking water is at zero due to its chronic toxicity.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”What is Hexachlorobenzene Used for?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]Hexachlorobenzene is a popular fungicide used as a seed treatment to control the infestation of bunt and other fungal diseases in onions, wheat, sorghum, and other grains. The contaminant is also an ingredient used to make fireworks, ammunition, and synthetic rubber. Hexachlorobenzene is also an important ingredient in the production of other chemicals.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Where is Hexachlorobenzene Found?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]Hexachlorobenzene is present in the air, surface water, and groundwater due to improper waste management, disposal, storage, and uses. The contaminant can also remain in the environment as a byproduct of other processes. It is more likely present in treated and background soils.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”How Do You Remove Hexachlorobenzene from Drinking Water?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]The use of granular activated carbon or GAC is an effective method in removing hexachlorobenzene from your drinking water. Just like with any dangerous contaminant, you need to get rid of it or reduce it to below the regulated standard for health purposes. Fortunately, most of the water filtration systems nowadays are equipped with activated carbon to filter contaminants and other impurities found in our water systems. Installing a whole house water filter system can prevent hexachlorobenzene and other contaminants from threatening your health.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_widget_sidebar title=”List of Contaminants” sidebar_id=”cs-1″][/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section]