Known Hazards

Known hazards and risks to human health on Lindane is an organochlorine insecticide that is moderately toxic and can be moderately dangerous to humans if handled improperly or carelessly. It is quite persistent in the environment. It is therefore essential that proper precautions are observed during handling and use. Symptomatologies by lindane poisoning are nausea, restlessness, headache, vomiting, tremor, ataxia, tonic-clonic seizures and / or changes in EEG patterns. It can be concluded a few acute and short-term studies in humans. At a dose level of about 1.0 mg / kg body weight, does not lead poisoning but at a dose of 15-17 mg / kg body weight will lead to symptoms of severe poisoning. Approximately 10 of a dermally applied dose was absorbed through human skin, but absorption is increased if the skin is damaged.

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