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"The future will depend on our wisdom not to replace one poison with another."
National Pediculosis Association®, Inc.


This site is a repository for information regarding the past and current use of the chemical lindane. This is not a website for those seeking medical advice regarding treatment for head lice or scabies. Lindane has a history of use in pest extermination, agriculture, veterinary medicine and as a treatment for human lice and scabies.

There are differences in human and environmental risk profiles for varying uses of lindane. As of 2009, agricultural use of lindane in the U.S. will have ended due to its 2006 deregistration by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. However exposures to lindane go on as the chemical persists where it has been used in the U.S. and around the world. Lindane is still manufactured outside the U.S. for use in agriculture and to combat particular animal and human parasites.

NPA believes that consideration of all past and current uses including agricultural lindane is critical given that general populations of humans continue to be exposed to lindane and the other isomers of hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) before it is considered for use as a pharmaceutical in combination with or following the use of other chemicals.


Ban Lindane Now!
Fears that lindane - an internationally banned pesticide - have contaminated various local foods and as a result may have passed into mother's milk.
The release of lindane from contaminated building materials
St. Mary's fined for hazardous waste
Lindane: Pharmaceutical and Environmental Persistance
A fresh solution for the lindane problem
El Salvador prohibits 53 pesticides including lindane (known as lindano)!
Assessing Cancer Risk in China from y-Hexachlorocyclohexane Emitted from Chinese and Indian Sources - fresh use of lindane in India
UK Regulator Bars Wockhardt From Making Drugs For Europe - Wockhardt manufactures lindane product for head lice and scabies
Markey to FDA: Stop Use of Toxic Chemical in Children's Shampoo
Type 2 Diabetes and Pesticides, What You Should Know
Remediation of Lindane from Environment
Lindane in Michigan 2009 See Michigan HB 4402
Testimony presented before the House Great Lakes and Environment

Permit to manufacture lindane in DeKalb, Mississippi

FDA Posts Warning to Morton Grove on Lindane

FDA puts lindane in
a black box!

Outcomes of the California ban on pharmaceutical lindane: clinical and ecologic impacts.
The National Pediculosis Association LACSD receive First Place Pollution Prevention Award!
 

 

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