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GLRPPR Sector Resource: What’s Wrong With Lindane?

What’s Wrong With Lindane?

This fact sheet describes the environmental and human health risks associated with exposure and use of lindane, or gamma hexachlorocyclohexane. Lindane is commonly an ingredient in products used by prisons, schools, health care facilities, and other public institutions to treat head lice and scabies infestations. Lindane is a persistent, bioaccumulative toxin (PBT) that is banned in many countries around the world. (PDF Format; Length: 3 pages)



Resource Type:
Fact sheet/checklist

Date of Publication:
September 2003

Associated Sectors:

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