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.

hexachlorocyclohexane

a compound whose gamma isomer is gammexane or lindane.
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Reversal of the air-water gas exchange direction of hexachlorocyclohexanes in the Bering and Chukchi Seas', Environmental Science and Technology, 29:1081-1089, 1995.
214) It immediately banned production and use of eight of these POPs,(215) and it identified four other POPs (DDT, heptachlor, hexachlorocyclohexanes, and PCBs) that will be eliminated at a later stage.
Serum and fat samples were analyzed for three chemical classes of lipophilic persistent pollutants: a) OCPs thexachlorobenzene (HCB), hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) and its isomers y-HCH and 13-HCH, oxychlordane, cis- and trans-nonachlor, cis- and trans-chlordane, and p,p'-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (p,p'-DDT) and its metabolites p,p'-dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (p,p'-DDE) and o,p'-DDT]; b) polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) congeners 47, 99, 100, 153, 154, and 209; and c) PCB congeners 18, 28, 44, 49, 52, 66, 74, 87, 99, 101, 114, 118, 128, 138, 146, 149, 151, 153, 156, 157, 167, 170, 172, 177, 178, 180, 183, 187, 189, 194, 195, 196, 201, 206, and 209.
Toxicological profile for hexachlorocyclohexanes update [online].
hexachlorocyclohexane and polychloroborane isomers and 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T)], environmental degradation and the bioactivity of resulting photoproducts and metabolites, pesticide photochemistry (including the use of structural optimization, photostabilizers, and photosensitizers to achieve suitable persistence), the presence of multiple active ingredients in botanical insecticides, the need to consider compounds with common mechanisms of action, issues related to primary and secondary targets, and chemically induced or genetically modified changes in plant biochemistry.