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Lindane

General Information

  • Fact Sheet: Lindane.pdf
  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Organochlorine insecticide
  • Uses: Head Lice and Scabies, may be found in imported meat
  • Alternatives: Least-toxic head lice products
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Suggestive evidence (26), Yes (21)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Known (5)
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (13)
  • Neurotoxicity: Yes (7)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (7)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Not documented
  • Birth/Developmental Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: Yes (4)
  • Potential Leacher: Yes (7)
  • Toxic to Birds: Yes (7)
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (7)
  • Toxic to Bees: Yes (7)

Additional Information