What is RDX?

RDX stands for Royal Demolition Explosive, also known as cyclonite, hexogen, and hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine.


RDX is used as an explosive. It is a synthetic product that does not occur naturally in the environment.

Sources & Potential Exposure

RDX particles can enter air when it is disposed of by burning. RDX can enter water from disposal of waste water from ammunition plants. RDX can enter water or soil from spills or leaks from improper disposal at plants or hazardous waste sites and at current and former military installations.RDX is slow dissolving in water. It does not bind significantly to soils and can leach to groundwater from soil. In water and air, RDX can break down in hours, but breaks down more slowly in soil.

Federal Regulations

EPA: Possibly carcinogenic to humans. IARC: Not evaluated. NTP: Not evaluated

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