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  1. Chloride

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1499

    GENERAL INFORMATION As ground water moves through bedrock or sand and gravel geologic deposits in the subsurface, it will dissolve different minerals and constituents including chloride. Chloride occurs naturally in ground water as a component of deposite ...

  2. Magnesium

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1501

    GENERAL INFORMATION Magnesium does not pose a health risk to humans. In fact, calcium and magnesium in your drinking water can help ensure you get the average daily requirements for these minerals in your diet. AESTHETIC ADVISORY Calcium and magnesium are ...

  3. Calcium

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    GENERAL INFORMATION Calcium does not pose a health risk to humans. In fact, calcium and magnesium in your drinking water can help ensure you get the average daily requirements for these minerals in your diet. AESTHETIC ADVISORY Calcium and magnesium are c ...

  4. Benzene

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1577

    GENERAL INFORMATION Benzene, a volatile organic chemical, is a clear, colorless aromatic liquid. It is highly flammable. It is formed through natural processes, such as volcanoes and forest fires. It is also formed from industrial processes. Benzene is al ...

  5. Ethylbenzene

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1588

    GENERAL INFORMATION Ethylbenzene is a colorless organic liquid with a sweet, gasoline-like odor. The greatest use — more than 99 percent — of ethylbenzene is to make styrene, another organic liquid used as a building block for many plastics. It is also us ...

  6. Xylenes

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    GENERAL INFORMATION A xylene is any of a group of very similar organic compounds. They are clear liquids with a sweet odor. The greatest use of xylenes is as a solvent which is much safer than benzene. Other uses include: in gasoline as part of the BTX co ...

  7. Toxaphene

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1576

    GENERAL INFORMATION Toxaphene, a synthetic organic chemical, is an amber, waxy organic solid with a piney odor. Toxaphene was used as an insecticide for cotton and vegetables, and on livestock and poultry. In 1982, most of its uses were banned and in 1990 ...

  8. Simazine

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1575

    GENERAL INFORMATION Simazine is an organic white solid. Simazine is used as a pre-emergence herbicide used for control of broad-leaved and grassy weeds on a variety of deep-rooted crops such as artichokes, asparagus, berry crops, broad beans, citrus, etc. ...

  9. Picloram

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1574

    GENERAL INFORMATION Picloram, a synthetic organic chemical, is a crystalline organic solid with a chlorine odor. Picloram is used in salt form as a systemic herbicide for controlling annual weeds in crops, and in combination with 2,4-D or 2,4,5-T against ...

  10. Pentachlorophenol

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1573

    GENERAL INFORMATION Pentachlorophenol is a white organic solid with needle-like crystals and a phenolic odor. The greatest use of pentachlorophenol is as a wood preservative (fungicide). Though once widely used as an herbicide, it was banned in 1987 for t ...

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