(Also known as: HCH; Compound-666; hexachlor; BCH)
The following alerts are based on the data in the tables below. An absence of an alert does not imply the substance has no implications for human health, biodiversity or the environment but just that we do not have the data to form a judgement.
Human health High alert: Carcinogen; Neurotoxicant
Warning: Significant data are missing
A broad spectrum insecticide used mainly as a seed treatment to control phytophagous and soil-inhabiting insects. usually used as the gamma-isomer (lindane)
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