Para-Dichlorobenzene A 3D model of a Para-Dichlorobenzene molecule.

Dichlorobenzene is an organic compound with a strong, almost sweet odor. It has a variety of uses, mostly in the manufacturing of herbicides and other chemicals. You can find dichlorobenzene in dyes, coolants, deodorizers, and degreasers. It’s also used as a solvent for wax, gum, resin, wood preservatives, and paints.

Para-dichlorobenzene (or p-DCB) is often used as a disinfectant and also to control moths, moulds, and mildew. It’s believed to be a carcinogen, causing nervous system damage and cancer in the liver and kidneys.

Refrigerator water filters that can remove dichlorobenzene include: