hexachlorocyclohexane


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hexachlorocyclohexane

(ˌhɛksəˌklɔːrəˌsaɪkləʊˈhɛkseɪn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a white or yellowish powder existing in many isomeric forms. A mixture of isomers, including lindane, is used as an insecticide. Formula: C6H6Cl6
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The study covered 238 people living in the area occupied by such dumping site and surroundings, analyzing the concentration of organochlorides (hexachlorobenzene, hexachlorocyclohexane, DDT, Aldrin, Dieldrin, Endrin, and others).
Illness": (Organochlorine* OR POP OR Organic Pesticide* OR Organic Insecticide* OR Organochlorine Pesticide* OR Organochlorine Insecticide OR DDT OR Hexachlorocyclohexane OR Alpha--Hexachlorocyclohexane OR BetaHexachlorocyclohexane OR Gamma--Hexachlorocyclohexane OR DeltaHexaclorocyclohexane OR Lindane OR HCH OR Trichloroethylene OR TCE OR DichloroDiphenyl-Trichloroethaneor DDT OR Benzene Hexachloride OR BHC)
Rhizosphere microbial community and hexachlorocyclohexane degradative potential in contrasting plant species.
Lindane and other hexachlorocyclohexane isomers are reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens based on sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals (IARC 1979, 1982, 1987, NCI 1977).
Among pesticides, organochlorines such as Dichloro Diphenyl Trichloroethane (DDT) and Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), though prohibited, are still used by some Ivorian farmers.
The herbicide list included aldrin, cis-chlordane, trans-chlordane, oxychlordane, p,p'-DDD (4,4'-DDD), p,p'-DDE, (4,4'-DDE), o,p'-DDT (2,4'-DDT), p,p'-DDT (4,4'-DDT), dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, heptachlor epoxide isomer B, hexachlorobenzene, hexachlorocyclo-hexane (BHC) [alpha]-isomer, hexachlorocyclohexane (BHC) [beta]-isomer, hexachlorocyclohexane (BHC) [gamma]-isomer (lindane), hexachlorocyclohexane (BHC) [sigma]-isomer, methyl pentachlorophenyl sulphide (MPCPS), pentachloroani-line and pentachloronitrobenzene (quintozene).
Li BG, Cao J, Liu WX, Shen WR, Wang X J, Tao S (2006) Geostatistical analysis and kriging of Hexachlorocyclohexane residues in topsoil from Tianjin, China.
However, persistent use of insecticides since introduction of DDT in 1955 resulted in precipitation of resistance against DDT and also against other alternative insecticides such as hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) and malathion used in public health spray (4-6).