hexachlorocyclohexane


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gam·ma ben·zene hex·a·chlor·ide (GBH),

(gam'ă ben'zēn heks'ă-klōr'īd),
One of the purified isomers of hexachlorobenzene that is used as a scabicide and pediculicide applied topically to the skin in various lotions, creams, and shampoos; GBH can be absorbed through the skin. Resembles DDT in its actions but is less persistent.
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On more than one occasion, DDT and hexachlorocyclohexane have been detected in milk and milk derivatives.
The purpose of this discussion is to illustrate what these processes are and how they have led to the condition where the highest observed oceanic concentrations of hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) are now found in surface waters of the Canada Basin in the Arctic Ocean.
Singh, "Distribution of hexachlorocyclohexane isomers in soil samples from a small scale industrial area of Lucknow, North India, associated with lindane production," Chemosphere, vol.
Pesticides like DDT and hexachlorocyclohexane were used in large quantities--especially in cotton production, which received special attention.
the plant) derivatives in experimental animals (Suebasana et al.,, 2009); protective effect of andrographolides against carbon tetrachloride-induced oxidative stress in rats (Akowuah et al., 2009) hepatoprotective effect of andrographolide against hexachlorocyclohexane induced oxidative injury (Trivedi et al., 2007); protective activity o andrographolide and arabinogalactan proteins from the plant against ethanol induced hepatic and renal toxicity in mice (Singha et al., 2007) hepatoprotective and antioxidant property of the plant in BHC induced live damage in mice (Trivedi et al., 2001); protection of rat hepatocytes by andrographolide against paracetamol-induced damage (Visen et al., 1993); anti hepatotoxic effects of major diterpenoids isolated from the plant (Kapil et al.
The researchers found the pesticide beta-HCH (hexachlorocyclohexane) in 76 percent of people with Parkinson's, compared with 40 percent of healthy controls and 30 percent of those with Alzheimer's.
The EU wants to add another 9 substances: pentabromodiphenylic ether, chlordecane, hexabromobiphenyl, hexachlorocyclohexane, hexachlorbutadiene; octabromodiphenylic ether; pentachlorbenzene; polychlorinated naphthalenes and short-chain chlorinated paraffins.
The EU has asked to add another 9 substances: pentabromodiphenylic ether, chlordecane, hexabromobiphenyl, hexachlorocyclohexane, hexachlorbutadiene; octabromodiphenylic ether; pentachlorbenzene; polychlorinated naphthalenes and short-chain chlorinated paraffins.
Global hexachlorocyclohexane use trends and their impact on the arctic atmospheric environment.
Contamination of bovine milk with DDT and 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - hexachlorocyclohexane residues in relation to their usage in malarial control programme.