lindane lindane  /ˈlɪn ˌdeɪn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a white crystalline powder used as an agricultural insecticide

Usage(s):

  1. Following discovery of the chemicals in their herring catch, the Swedes ordered a two-year ban on DDT, as well as the related pesticides lindane, aldrin and dieldrin.
  2. During World War II, German and Allied laboratories produced complex and lethal chemical compounds, including DDT and lindane.
  3. Other remedies are highly toxic; lindane, used in some prescription remedies, has just been banned in California.

Quotes

  • "Four chemicals have already been mentioned for further research and integration, for example lindane, a pesticide widely used around the world. These are very important chemicals," said Toepfer.
    on May 7, 2005 By: Klaus Topfer Source: Independent Online

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