Hexachlorophene is a chemical used in numerous products, including Pesticides and as an anti-septic agent. It is acutely toxic and animal studies have shown it to have negative chronic health effects as well. In France in 1972, 36 children died after being exposed to talc contaminated with hexachlorophene
Chronic Toxicity – Repeated exposure to hexachlorophene may have deleterious effects to health. Chronic dermal exposure may lead to dermatitis. The substance may also have negative effects on the nervous system, and animal tests have shown that it may cause developmental defects
Acute Toxicity – Acute exposure to hexachlorobenzene will cause negative effects on the nervous system and could lead to convulsions, seizures, and respiratory failure.