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Table 1 Major toxic substances in container atmosphere

From: Health risks in international container and bulk cargo transport due to volatile toxic compounds

Fumigation Preservation Encasement Cargo
Phosphine Carbon monoxide Formaldehyde Benzene
Bromomethane (methyl bromide) Carbon dioxide   Xylene
Sulfuryl difluoride    1,2-Dichloroethane
Formaldehyde    Ethylbenzene
Ethylene oxide    Toluene
1,2-Dichloroethane (ethylene dichloride)    Dichloromethane
Dichloromethane    Other organic solvents
Chloropicrin (trichloro(nitro)methane)