[GRRN] Lindane Banned for Head Lice and Scabies in California, USA

From: Stephanie C. Davis (ScD18@WasteReductionRemedies.com)
Date: Wed Sep 20 2000 - 11:50:00 EDT

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    Governor Gray Davis has signed a bill which prohibits the sale or use of
    lindane for lice and scabies treatments in California. The bill will
    take effect January 1, 2002. This bill is very exciting as it mandates
    a pollution prevention solution to a water quality problem, disallowing
    the use of a highly toxic pesticide in favor of less toxic
    alternatives. It also represents, to my knowledge, the first time a
    medical treatment has been prohibited to improve water quality.

           Stephanie  C. Davis - BFA, MPA
       Experienced Professional of Healthcare &
      Non-Residential Waste Programs

    Waste Reduction Remedies sm A Multi-Waste Stream, Multi-Material Waste Management Company

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