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Promoting Safe Treatment for Lice & Scabies

Organization(s) Environmental Protection Agency - Region 2
Project Description In 2001, the P2 team awarded a $19,800 grant to a non-profit organization, Inform, Inc., for a project to develop a low cost outreach program effective at reducing the purchase and use of lindane. Lindane is a pesticide related to DDT, which is classified by EPA as a PBT chemical; it is readily absorbed through the skin and affects the nervous system. Lindane is used primarily in medicine to treat head lice and scabies; lindane shampoos are rinsed off after use and it has acute toxicity to fish. Less toxic alternatives are available for both diseases. This project will build on a successful project piloted in Los Angeles, CA

Project Contact
Name Deborah Freeman
Phone (212) 637-3730
Project Keywords
Processes Pest Management
Activity Keywords Funding and grants
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 11 No. 2, Summer 2001


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