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  • n  a white crystalline powder used as an agricultural insecticide

  • 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.
  • Salter-Green's fat showed above-normal levels of DDT and PCBS, organic pollutants that began to be phased out in the 1970s because of their toxicity; lindane, a possibly .
  • During World War II, German and Allied laboratories produced complex and lethal chemical compounds, including DDT and lindane.

  • Klaus Topfer in Independent Online
    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.

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