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Lindane in Czech Republic

Lindane hotspots.

Prompted by the nomination of Lindane, alpha HCH and beta HCH to the Stockholm Convention, the Czech Ecological Society investigated the status of these three POPs in the Czech Republic. Lindane was produced in the Czech Republic and present day use continues for seed treatment, point applications, indoor applications, and lice and scabies treatment. This report collected data from already available studies, and it conducted a new sampling of soils, wastes, water and/or biota samples at two Lindane hotspots: Luby and Hajek. Luby is a former storage and preparation area contaminated with DDT, Lindane and atrazine. Hajek is mine containing a dump of Lindane production waste and chlorinated benzenes.

Report: Lindane in the Czech Republic

Czech Ecological Society