Lindane: Pharmaceutical and Agricultural Alternatives

Apr 27, 2009


The use of lindane as a pest control method to reduce damage to economic crops, specifically the
wheat midge and locust, is unnecessary given a wide variety of non-insecticidal methods.
Integrative pest management methods, including biological controls that can be synthesized and
massed produced are an adequate alternative to lindane, an insecticide with known persistence,
bioaccumulation, and long-range transport properties, as well as known adverse human and
ecological health effects.

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