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An isomer of the chlorocarbon C6H6Cl6, obtained as a white crystalline powder and having a musty odor. A potent pesticide, it has been banned from agricultural use in several countries including the United States, but is used topically in the treatment of scabies and pediculosis. Also called gamma benzene hexachloride.

[After Teunis van der Linden, , 20th-century Dutch chemist.]


(Elements & Compounds) a white poisonous crystalline powder with a slight musty odour: used as an insecticide, weedkiller, and, in low concentrations, in treating scabies; 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorocyclohexane. Formula: C6H6Cl6
[C20: named after T. van der Linden, Dutch chemist]


(ˈlɪn deɪn)

a white, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C6H6Cl6, used chiefly as an insecticide, delouser, and weed-killer.
[1945–50; after T. van der Linden, 20th-century Dutch chemist; see -ane]
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Noun1.lindane - a white crystalline powder used as an agricultural insecticide
insect powder, insecticide - a chemical used to kill insects
Kwell - a preparation of lindane (trade name Kwell) that is used to kill lice and itch mites; available in cream or shampoo


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Whereas lindane and PCB-18 were also problem, having average highest concentration about 680ng/g and 32ng/g respectively, comprising of 58 and 36 % of total EDCs concentration, respectively.
Fahmy said that the ministry safely disposed of 220 tons of expired Lindane pesticide which was stored at Adabiya port in Hurghada, in addition to eight tons of solid organic waste stored at the warehouses of the Ministry of Agriculture.
Two of the most persistent organochlorine pesticides that are lindane and DDT was chosen to be eliminated using the photocatalysis process in a TiO2/UV/O2 system.
9) Lindane is an alternative option and is not recommended as first-line therapy because of its toxicity.
DDT was previously evaluated by IARC in 1991 and had a large number of new studies published in the intervening years; lindane had only been evaluated as part of the broader class of hexachlorocyclohexanes and also had new data; and aldrin and dieldrin were last evaluated in 1987, but few human studies were available (Table 1).
The present study was undertaken to evaluate the possible protective role of a-lipoic acid (a-LA) as a natural antioxidant on lindane and g-radiation (IR)-induced heart toxicity.
In [14], a method of extraction of 16 organochlorine pesticides in bird feathers as a means of monitoring where pesticides as [alpha]-, [beta]- and [sigma]-HCH, Lindane, Aldrin, Dieldrin, Endrin found developed, Endrin aldehyde, Endosulfan I and II, p, p'-DDT, DDD, DDE.
A matrix effect analysis is applied to correlate the lindane adsorption or biosorption capacity to the agitation time, initial levels of lindane and carbon dose or biosorbent concentration.
This column reported on the perils of lindane use on head lice in April 2000.
Lindane 1% (Kwell[R]) is an organochloride and slow killer of lice.
Different therapies for scabies include anti- scabietics such as permethrin, benzyl benzoate, crotamiton, lindane, and ivermectin.
Objective: To measure in-vitro susceptibility of Sarcopties Scabieivar Hominis to 5% permethrin and 1 % lindane.