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    HYDROCHLORIC ACID599,122,978
    ZINC COMPOUNDS484,974,173
    ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)401,207,702
    LEAD COMPOUNDS388,912,425
    COPPER COMPOUNDS316,678,822
    NITRATE COMPOUNDS261,919,824
    MANGANESE COMPOUNDS209,518,545
    BARIUM COMPOUNDS174,064,093
    METHANOL166,274,245
    AMMONIA151,805,024
    SULFURIC ACID140,501,225
    HYDROFLUORIC ACID76,672,698
    TOLUENE64,619,053
    STYRENE47,670,330
    N-HEXANE44,805,346
    XYLENE (MIXED ISOMERS)43,243,515
    VANADIUM COMPOUNDS41,041,919
    ZINC34,259,664
    CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS32,349,845
    CARBON DISULFIDE29,763,441
    NICKEL COMPOUNDS29,126,792
    METHYL ETHYL KETONE27,500,022
    GLYCOL ETHERS26,023,209
    ETHYLENE25,956,320
    CARBONYL SULFIDE19,826,827
    ALUMINUM19,157,159
    ACETONITRILE18,617,452
    FORMALDEHYDE18,454,569
    N-BUTYL ALCOHOL17,840,589
    NITRIC ACID17,723,582
    CHLORINE17,297,134
    LEAD14,591,436
    ACETALDEHYDE13,887,568
    PROPYLENE12,451,104
    ACRYLONITRILE11,571,505
    DICHLOROMETHANE11,393,552
    ANTIMONY COMPOUNDS11,256,971
    CYANIDE COMPOUNDS9,730,585
    METHYL ISOBUTYL KETONE9,623,340
    MANGANESE9,288,099
    CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE9,047,749
    ACRYLAMIDE8,649,983
    PHENOL8,153,965
    TRICHLOROETHYLENE8,081,332
    FORMIC ACID7,660,746
    ETHYLBENZENE7,401,691
    1,2,4-TRIMETHYLBENZENE7,348,078
    1,1-DICHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE6,924,280
    BENZENE6,744,340
    ETHYLENE GLYCOL6,677,248
    BARIUM6,273,045
    COPPER6,153,131
    1-CHLORO-1,1-DIFLUOROETHANE5,852,147
    COBALT COMPOUNDS5,423,772
    ASBESTOS (FRIABLE)5,396,535
    ACRYLIC ACID5,280,197
    SODIUM NITRITE5,279,988
    N-METHYL-2-PYRROLIDONE5,171,860
    MERCURY COMPOUNDS5,044,217
    CYCLOHEXANE4,197,653
    CADMIUM COMPOUNDS4,171,405
    VINYL ACETATE3,635,607
    CYCLOHEXANOL3,492,751
    CHROMIUM3,466,033
    METHYL TERT-BUTYL ETHER3,152,466
    NAPHTHALENE3,147,190
    METHYL METHACRYLATE2,950,899
    SELENIUM COMPOUNDS2,884,136
    TETRACHLOROETHYLENE2,626,604
    HYDROGEN CYANIDE2,544,009
    NICKEL1,999,401
    1,3-BUTADIENE1,950,192
    CRESOL (MIXED ISOMERS)1,879,565
    THALLIUM COMPOUNDS1,847,520
    ARSENIC1,788,119
    CHLOROMETHANE1,780,210
    CHLOROFORM1,537,178
    TRIETHYLAMINE1,405,967
    ANTIMONY1,367,442
    SEC-BUTYL ALCOHOL1,304,585
    POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS1,251,837
    CUMENE1,248,032
    MOLYBDENUM TRIOXIDE1,237,462
    P-XYLENE1,235,723
    VANADIUM1,221,317
    PYRIDINE1,194,138
    ALUMINUM OXIDE (FIBROUS FORMS)1,153,609
    DIISOCYANATES1,136,005
    PROPIONALDEHYDE1,027,570
    ACETAMIDE995,179
    ANILINE875,867
    2-CHLOR-1,3-BUTADIENE874,737
    CHLOROBENZENE837,758
    VINYL CHLORIDE810,997
    TERT-BUTYL ALCOHOL799,434
    CHLOROETHANE799,210
    DICHLOROTETRAFLUOROETHANE (CFC-114)788,649
    ACETOPHENONE782,608
    POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC COMPOUNDS779,378
    O-XYLENE751,819
    BERYLLIUM COMPOUNDS747,857
    CADMIUM731,525
    2-CHLORO-1,1,1,2-TETRAFLUOROETHANE703,685
    OZONE694,151
    1,2-DICHLOROETHANE670,483
    ALLYL ALCOHOL665,004
    N,N-DIMETHYLFORMAMIDE664,317
    BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE660,853
    FREON 113649,470
    CREOSOTES637,876
    CARBON TETRACHLORIDE617,050
    CHLORINE DIOXIDE560,142
    ATRAZINE558,658
    DIMETHYLAMINE555,681
    METHYL BROMIDE518,948
    HYDROQUINONE512,911
    BUTYRALDEHYDE493,167
    COBALT490,288
    SILVER COMPOUNDS488,670
    BIPHENYL486,670
    NICOTINE AND SALTS477,744
    M-XYLENE466,569
    ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOMETHYL ETHER452,402
    M-CRESOL449,397
    DECABROMODIPHENYL OXIDE447,234
    ETHYLENE OXIDE403,431
    ACROLEIN402,299
    PROPYLENE OXIDE381,902
    MONOCHLOROPENTAFLUOROETHANE379,077
    O-CRESOL374,086
    BROMINE352,537
    SELENIUM343,257
    UNKNOWN337,335
    MALEIC ANHYDRIDE335,814
    DIETHANOLAMINE331,650
    PHENANTHRENE330,522
    PHTHALIC ANHYDRIDE330,279
    NITROBENZENE308,569
    P-CRESOL304,369
    BERYLLIUM297,187
    ISOBUTYRALDEHYDE280,424
    DICHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE274,449
    1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANE272,512
    TRICHLOROFLUOROMETHANE265,730
    PICLORAM260,586
    METHYL ACRYLATE253,585
    DIMETHYL PHTHALATE251,894
    DIBUTYL PHTHALATE242,760
    CUMENE HYDROPEROXIDE221,829
    SULFURYL FLUORIDE218,500
    4,4'-ISOPROPYLIDENEDIPHENOL217,545
    SILVER203,571
    DICYCLOPENTADIENE201,827
    2,2',6,6'-TETRABROMO-4,4'-ISOPROPYLIDENEDIPHENOL193,726
    EPICHLOROHYDRIN184,274
    1,4-DIOXANE182,505
    2-MERCAPTOBENZOTHIAZOLE176,801
    BUTYL ACRYLATE175,395
    2,4-DIMETHYLPHENOL174,581
    PHOSPHORUS (YELLOW OR WHITE)166,284
    1,2-DICHLOROPROPANE148,882
    DIPHENYLAMINE148,572
    ETHYL ACRYLATE146,204
    FLUORINE139,581
    HYDRAZINE SULFATE132,293
    1,1-DICHLOROETHYLENE130,893
    ANTHRACENE122,154
    ETHOPROP121,935
    METHACRYLONITRILE114,069
    1,2-DICHLORO-1,1,2-TRIFLUOROETHANE111,547
    1,1-DICHLOROETHANE103,534
    THALLIUM98,034
    1,2,3-TRICHLOROPROPANE98,003
    1,4-DICHLOROBENZENE92,690
    2,4,6-TRINITROPHENOL88,447
    1,2-DICHLOROBENZENE86,182
    1,1,1-TRIFLUORO-2,2-DICHLOROETHANE81,123
    PENDIMETHALIN80,558
    METHYL IODIDE79,654
    PROPARGYL ALCOHOL78,008
    2-METHYLLACTONITRILE76,917
    2-METHYLPYRIDINE74,323
    4,4'-METHYLENEDIANILINE69,567
    HYDRAZINE68,103
    MERCURY66,562
    CHLOROPHENOLS64,883
    DICHLOROFLUOROMETHANE57,518
    NITROGLYCERIN55,343
    ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOETHYL ETHER55,293
    TOLUENE DIISOCYANATE (MIXED ISOMERS)55,189
    CHLOROTRIFLUOROMETHANE53,101
    DIBENZOFURAN52,215
    LITHIUM CARBONATE50,146
    1,1,2-TRICHLOROETHANE40,318
    IRON PENTACARBONYL39,415
    1-CHLORO-1,1,2,2-TETRAFLUOROETHANE37,306
    1,3-DICHLORO-1,1,2,2,3-PENTAFLUOROPROPANE37,157
    2-CHLORO-1,1,1-TRIFLUOROETHANE36,832
    1,2,4-TRICHLOROBENZENE36,636
    DICAMBA35,159
    ETHYLENEBISDITHIOCARBAMIC ACID, SALTS AND ESTERS32,989
    TITANIUM TETRACHLORIDE32,659
    ALLYL CHLORIDE31,875
    P-PHENYLENEDIAMINE31,361
    QUINOLINE29,363
    BENZO(GHI)PERYLENE29,181
    CATECHOL28,956
    3,3-DICHLORO-1,1,1,2,2-PENTAFLUOROPROPANE26,032
    NITROFEN25,671
    1,2-DICHLOROETHYLENE25,255
    URETHANE24,524
    THIOUREA24,190
    SODIUM AZIDE23,075
    SODIUM DIMETHYLDITHIOCARBAMATE20,647
    2,4-D20,069
    2-NITROPROPANE19,715
    TRIFLURALIN18,825
    PHOSGENE17,571
    DIETHYL SULFATE17,524
    DIURON16,030
    POTASSIUM DIMETHYLDITHIOCARBAMATE15,760
    NITRILOTRIACETIC ACID15,035
    THIRAM14,710
    4,4'-DIAMINODIPHENYL ETHER14,663
    SODIUM DICAMBA14,108
    1,2-DICHLORO-1,1-DIFLUOROETHANE13,565
    HEXACHLOROBENZENE13,271
    DIAMINOTOLUENE (MIXED ISOMERS)12,851
    BROMOTRIFLUOROMETHANE12,744
    TETRAMETHRIN12,600
    2,4-DICHLOROPHENOL12,588
    PERACETIC ACID12,285
    1,2-DIBROMOETHANE11,650
    O-TOLUIDINE11,227
    1,3-DICHLOROPROPENE (MIXED ISOMERS)10,277
    METHAM SODIUM10,274
    BORON TRIFLUORIDE10,114
    N-METHYLOLACRYLAMIDE9,633
    BENZYL CHLORIDE9,569
    1,1,2,2-TETRACHLOROETHANE9,370
    DINITROTOLUENE (MIXED ISOMERS)9,204
    BENZOYL CHLORIDE8,372
    POLYCHLORINATED ALKANES (C10-C13)8,325
    DIMETHYL SULFATE8,192
    3-CHLORO-2-METHYL-1-PROPENE7,784
    DICHLOROBENZENE (MIXED ISOMERS)7,698
    CHLOROPICRIN7,651
    DICHLORPENTAFLUORO-PROPANE7,470
    2,3-DICHLOROPROPENE7,041
    METHOXONE6,589
    ACIFLUORFEN, SODIUM SALT6,389
    M-PHENYLENEDIAMINE6,373
    1,2-BUTYLENE OXIDE6,177
    DIAZINON6,152
    3-IODO-2-PROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE5,880
    CAMPHECHLOR5,728
    N,N-DIMETHYLANILINE5,627
    2,4-D BUTOXYETHYL ESTER4,906
    CHLOROACETIC ACID4,791
    ETHYL CHLOROFORMATE4,667
    M-DINITROBENZENE4,508
    CARBARYL4,490
    METHYLENE BROMIDE4,363
    BENZOYL PEROXIDE4,110
    TOLUENE-2,4-DIISOCYANATE3,911
    2,4,5-TRICHLOROPHENOL3,833
    BENFLURALIN3,626
    METHYL CHLOROCARBONATE3,212
    1,4-DICHLORO-2-BUTENE2,935
    BIS(2-CHLORO-1-METHYLETHYL) ETHER2,928
    MALATHION2,703
    PENTACHLOROPHENOL2,646
    1,1,1,2-TETRACHLOROETHANE2,587
    2,6-XYLIDINE2,552
    MALONONITRILE2,339
    CHLOROTHALONIL2,311
    CHLORDANE2,307
    SIMAZINE2,241
    PENTACHLOROBENZENE2,141
    ALLYL AMINE2,129
    ETHYL DIPROPYLTHIOCARBAMATE2,015
    P-NITROANILINE1,966
    PHOSPHINE1,943
    CROTONALDEHYDE1,798
    FOMESAFEN1,780
    4-NITROPHENOL1,694
    2,4-D 2-ETHYLHEXYL ESTER1,677
    QUINTOZENE1,645
    CAPTAN1,508
    CHLOROMETHYL METHYL ETHER1,345
    1,3-DICHLOROBENZENE1,333
    ALACHLOR1,304
    PROPANIL1,272
    2,4-DIAMINOTOLUENE1,260
    FENBUTATIN OXIDE1,235
    HEXACHLOROETHANE1,221
    AMETRYN1,220
    MANEB1,213
    HEXACHLOROCYCLOPENTADIENE1,213
    PERCHLOROMETHYL MERCAPTAN1,190
    MOLINATE1,104
    BROMOCHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE1,087
    DINITROBUTYL PHENOL1,077
    PENTACHLOROETHANE1,063
    ACEPHATE1,055
    METHYL ISOTHIOCYANATE1,055
    OXYFLUORFEN1,010
    BENZOIC TRICHLORIDE1,003
    HEXAZINONE995
    OXYDIAZON951
    MECOPROP950
    DIMETHYLAMINE DICAMBA943
    2,4-DINITROPHENOL853
    ALDRIN826
    TRANS-1,3-DICHLOROPROPENE819
    O-ANISIDINE797
    1,1-DIMETHYL HYDRAZINE784
    PERMETHRIN765
    O-PHENYLENEDIAMINE755
    C.I. DIRECT BLUE 218750
    CARBOFURAN708
    TETRACHLORVINPHOS665
    METHYL ISOCYANATE644
    2,4-D BUTYL ESTER600
    BIS(2-CHLOROETHOXY)METHANE598
    TRIALLATE597
    1-(3-CHLOROALLYL)-3,5,7-TRIAZA-1-AZONIAADAMANTANE CHLORIDE581
    O-DINITROBENZENE576
    TOLUENE-2,6-DIISOCYANATE575
    P-CHLOROANILINE531
    TRICHLORFON505
    PEBULATE500
    THIABENDAZOLE500
    DIPROPYL ISOCINCHOMERONATE500
    DIPOTASSIUM ENDOTHALL500
    BIS(2-CHLOROETHYL) ETHER496
    HEXACHLORO-1,3-BUTADIENE477
    TRIBROMOMETHANE468
    HEPTACHLOR440
    1,1-DICHLORO-1,2,2-TRIFLUOROETHANE400
    BIFENTHRIN398
    PROMETRYN391
    METHYL HYDRAZINE387
    METHOXYCHLOR372
    PROPACHLOR360
    DICHLOROBROMOMETHANE360
    OCTACHLOROSTYRENE338
    ALDICARB338
    BENZAL CHLORIDE335
    BENZIDINE320
    TRIS(2,3-DIBROMOPROPYL) PHOSPHATE308
    QUINONE287
    PROPARGITE286
    METRIBUZIN270
    DICHLORVOS270
    BORON TRICHLORIDE258
    METHYL PARATHION255
    TRIFORINE255
    DIHYDROSAFROLE250
    FLUOROURACIL250
    POTASSIUM BROMATE250
    PARAQUAT250
    SAFROLE250
    DIMETHIPIN250
    P-DINITROBENZENE218
    2,4-DINITROTOLUENE211
    PROPYLENEIMINE166
    GAMMA-LINDANE128
    THIODICARB126
    DIMETHYLCARBAMOYL CHLORIDE124
    ETHYLENE THIOUREA122
    2,6-DINITROTOLUENE118
    2-NITROPHENOL107
    CALCIUM CYANAMIDE86
    PARALDEHYDE76
    4,6-DINITRO-O-CRESOL64
    3,3'-DIMETHOXYBENZIDINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE54
    DESMEDIPHAM53
    SACCHARIN49
    2,4,6-TRICHLOROPHENOL43
    DAZOMET35
    DIMETHYL CHLOROTHIOPHOSPHATE34
    ABAMECTIN33
    4-AMINOAZOBENZENE31
    CYFLUTHRIN31
    1,1,2,2-TETRACHLORO-1-FLUOROETHANE30
    CYANAZINE28
    DIMETHOATE27
    MERPHOS26
    3,3'-DICHLOROBENZIDINE25
    LINURON20
    N-NITROSODIPHENYLAMINE20
    PENTOBARBITAL SODIUM17
    PROPANE SULTONE16
    TRANS-1,4-DICHLORO-2-BUTENE16
    TRIBENURON METHYL15
    BIS(TRIBUTYLTIN) OXIDE14
    TRIBUTYLTIN METHACRYLATE14
    PROPOXUR13
    THIOBENCARB13
    TEBUTHIURON10
    PHENOTHRIN10
    POTASSIUM N-METHYLDITHIOCARBAMATE10
    TETRACYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE10
    N-NITROSOMETHYLVINYLAMINE10
    DICHLOROTRIFLUOROETHANE8
    DICOFOL8
    3,3'-DICHLOROBENZIDINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE7
    HEXACHLOROPHENE (HCP)7
    CHLORIMURON ETHYL7
    HYDRAMETHYLNON7
    4,4'-METHYLENEBIS(2-CHLOROANILINE)7
    THIOPHANATE-METHYL7
    TRIADIMEFON7
    2-PHENYLPHENOL6
    FOLPET6
    BROMOXYNIL5
    FLUOMETURON5
    (1,1'-BIPHENYL)-4,4'-DIAMINE, 3,3'-DIMETHYL-5
    STYRENE OXIDE5
    CHLORENDIC ACID5
    1,2-DIPHENYLHYDRAZINE5
    BROMOXYNIL OCTANOATE5
    PRONAMIDE5
    AMITROLE5
    THIOACETAMIDE4
    TEMEPHOS4
    4-AMINOBIPHENYL3
    CARBOXIN2
    DI-N-PROPYLNITROSAMINE2
    PIPERONYL BUTOXIDE1
    1,2-DIBROMO-3-CHLOROPROPANE (DBCP)1
    WARFARIN AND SALTS1
    DIALLATE1
    TRICHLOROACETYL CHLORIDE1
    S,S,S-TRIBUTYLTRITHIOPHOSPHATE1
    NITRAPYRIN1
    DIGLYCIDYL RESORCINOL ETHER (DGRE)1
    CHLORSULFURON1
    ISODRIN.110
    RESMETHRIN.024
    3,3'-DIMETHOXYBENZIDINE.010

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