5 August 2022 Bulletin

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Lindane, also known as gamma-hexachlorocyclohexane, (γ-HCH), is an organochlorine chemical variant of hexachlorocyclohexane that has been used both as an agricultural insecticide and as a pharmaceutical treatment for lice and scabies.[1] It is a white solid that may evaporate into the air as a colourless vapour with a slightly musty odour. It is also available as a prescription (lotion, cream, or shampoo) to treat head and body lice, and scabies. Lindane has not been produced in the United States since 1976, but is imported for insecticide use. [2]

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