8 relations: Beta-Hexachlorocyclohexane, Insecticide, Lindane, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Organochloride, Persistent organic pollutant, Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, United States Environmental Protection Agency.
β-Hexachlorocyclohexane (β-HCH) is an organochloride which is one of the isomers of hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH).
Insecticides are substances used to kill insects.
Lindane, also known as gamma-hexachlorocyclohexane (γ-HCCH), gammaxene, Gammallin and sometimes incorrectly called benzene hexachloride (BHC), is an organochlorine chemical variant of hexachlorocyclohexane that has been used both as an agricultural insecticide and as a pharmaceutical treatment for lice and scabies.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is one of the oldest physical science laboratories in the United States.
An organochloride, organochlorine compound, chlorocarbon, or chlorinated hydrocarbon is an organic compound containing at least one covalently bonded atom of chlorine that has an effect on the chemical behavior of the molecule.
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are organic compounds that are resistant to environmental degradation through chemical, biological, and photolytic processes.
Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants is an international environmental treaty, signed in 2001 and effective from May 2004, that aims to eliminate or restrict the production and use of persistent organic pollutants (POPs).
The Environmental Protection Agency is an independent agency of the United States federal government for environmental protection.