benzene hexachloride


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benzene hexachloride

n. Abbr. BHC
Lindane. No longer in technical use.

benzene hexachloride

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for hexachlorocyclohexane
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Carson also trumpeted studies of rats which suggested DDT was a liver carcinogen, and gathered anecdotal evidence of harm in human beings, like a farmer whose bone marrow wasted away after repeatedly inhaling a mixture of DDT and benzene hexachloride he used to spray his fields.
After some research at the library, she found an EPA pesticide fact sheet, which defined Lindane as an isomer of benzene hexachloride. She also found that there was sufficient evidence to support the dangers of exposure to benzene and that many reports associated leukemia with benzene exposure.
Other prescription creams to treat head lice include gamma benzene hexachloride (Lindane), malathion (Ovide), and crotamiton (Eurax).