|Health Effects of Lindane Exposure
Family Health Index
Summaries from Government Agencies
NIH, WHO, ICSC, EPA, UNEP
Signs & Symptoms of Lindane
A list of symptoms found in this web research project.
Acute WHO Class II - 'moderately hazardous'(1). Exposure to small
amounts by skin contamination or ingestion have been known to lead to headaches,
nausea, dizziness, tremors and muscular weakness.
Chronic IARC has concluded that lindane is a possible human carcinogen
(class 2B)(2). The UK ACP disagrees (3). Lindane has been linked with blood
disorders known as blood dyscrasias, and in particular the disorder aplastic
anaemia where the formation of platelets and white cells is disrupted. The UK
ACP has concluded that there is no conclusive link, but that in certain cases
the development of the disease may be an idiosyncratic response to exposure to
lindane (3). Lindane is an endocrine disruptor,
and has been associated with breast cancer (4).
Drug Interactions: Oils may enhance absorption, therefore,
simultaneous use of creams, ointments or oils should be avoided. http://www.ctclconsult.com/
Example of dermal dosimeter calculations
for a pesticide applicator
and Management of Pesticide Poisonings
EPA's latest edition
Pesticides Affect Humans