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Examples of xenobiotics


Examples of xenobiotics

Xenobiotics are all those elements and compounds that have a chemical structure that could not have arisen naturally, said compounds have been the product of a previous development by the man in laboratories equipped and specialized in this field, this way it is it is called synthetic compounds and their purposes can be of all kinds as for the field of medicine in medicines and various types of drugs, they also have industrial uses and can even be used as toxic agents as pesticides to combat pests in fields.

Xenobiotics have certain characteristics such as degradation by exposure to environmental factors such as oxidation or sunlight although depending on the compound may have a rather extensive capacity, it is precisely this ability to resist changing environments which can have an impact negative because they do not biodegrade, some xenobiotics can be pollutants for the environment.

There are xenobiotics that even if we do not know are closer to us than you might think, is the case of certain foods for veterinary purposes, in some cases may contaminate certain products that are very vulnerable to these types of compounds as they are milk, this has led to the adoption in some countries of laws regulating the distribution of products that include these compounds, in fact these regulations are applied from the initial stages in which they begin to produce such compounds.

 

Examples of xenobiotics:

Detergents.
Insecticides.
Glues.
Pesticides and herbicides.
Aldrin.
Chlordane.
Propazine.

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