from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A white crystalline powder, C6H6Cl6, used chiefly as an agricultural pesticide but also used topically in the treatment of scabies and pediculosis.
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- n. The organochlorine insecticide 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorocyclohexane
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A chemical substance (C6H6Cl6) used as an agricultural insecticide.
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- n. a white crystalline powder used as an agricultural insecticide
First, something called lindane, which is so toxic that it’s banned in eighteen countries.
One of the biggest worries for some health experts is a prescription treatment for head lice and scabies called lindane.
But she creates a ritual: She covers her body in lindane at night, and then in the morning she washes it off in a hot, hour-long tea tree oil infused bath.
As soon as she gets out of the tub, she applies another coat of lindane.
In persistent cases, pediatricians can recommend prescription-strength medications such as malathion lotion (trade name Ovide), benzyl alcohol lotion (Ulesfia) or lindane shampoo (Kwell).
Others blame the comeback of bedbugs on their resistance to DDT's many substitutes e.g., malathion, diazinon, lindane, chlordane, dichlorovos and now pyrethroids.
Only Army support troops used a 70% DEET insecticide and lindane powder, which is no longer used in the Army.
"It's not permitted to put lindane on your dog in the U.S.," said Joe DiGangi, PhD, a senior science and technical advisor at the International POPs Elimination Network, an umbrella organization for groups that seek to eliminate some of the world's most toxic chemicals.
The U.S. has not ratified the treaty , and has no imminent plans to ban lindane for head lice.
Since 2006, lindane can no longer be used here on crops or cattle, or for any other purpose regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency.