lindane

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lindane:

see insecticidesinsecticides,
chemical, biological, or other agents used to destroy insect pests; the term commonly refers to chemical agents only. Chemical Insecticides

The modern history of chemical insecticides in the United States dates from 1867, when Paris green proved
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lindane

[′lin‚dān]
(inorganic chemistry)
The gamma isomer of 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorocyclohexane, constituting a persistent, bioaccumulative pesticide and a neurotoxin.
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On more than one occasion, DDT and hexachlorocyclohexane have been detected in milk and milk derivatives.
The purpose of this discussion is to illustrate what these processes are and how they have led to the condition where the highest observed oceanic concentrations of hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) are now found in surface waters of the Canada Basin in the Arctic Ocean.
Pesticides like DDT and hexachlorocyclohexane were used in large quantities--especially in cotton production, which received special attention.
The sixteen substances "include the pesticides aldrin, chlordane, chlordecone, DDT, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene (HCB), mirex, toxaphene, and hexachlorocyclohexane including lindane; the industrial chemicals hexabromobiphenyl and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs); and the byproducts/contaminants dioxins, furans, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
2009) hepatoprotective effect of andrographolide against hexachlorocyclohexane induced oxidative injury (Trivedi et al.
The EU wants to add another 9 substances: pentabromodiphenylic ether, chlordecane, hexabromobiphenyl, hexachlorocyclohexane, hexachlorbutadiene; octabromodiphenylic ether; pentachlorbenzene; polychlorinated naphthalenes and short-chain chlorinated paraffins.
The EU has asked to add another 9 substances: pentabromodiphenylic ether, chlordecane, hexabromobiphenyl, hexachlorocyclohexane, hexachlorbutadiene; octabromodiphenylic ether; pentachlorbenzene; polychlorinated naphthalenes and short-chain chlorinated paraffins.
Global hexachlorocyclohexane use trends and their impact on the arctic atmospheric environment.
Contamination of bovine milk with DDT and 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - hexachlorocyclohexane residues in relation to their usage in malarial control programme.