In article <19961209024000.VAA28927 at ladder01.news.aol.com> stjasmpa at aol.com writes:
>From: stjasmpa at aol.com>Newsgroups: bionet.toxicology
>Subject: Re: Head lice and Organo-phosphates.
>Date: 9 Dec 1996 02:40:34 GMT
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>I thought that lindane was not recommended for use in children. In fact, I
>thought that it was being phased out, if not completly banned.
>Nix usually does the job is is much less toxic than either an
>organophosphate or lindane. But be careful, studies in rats have shown
>pyrethroids to be much more toxic to young animals than to older ones.
Nix is the one in use where I am currently at. Greater ovicidal activity,
less toxicity, less resistance than lindane. I do not know of lindane being
banned by the FDA, I thought they were too busy taking on Newt Gingrich and
the Marlboro Man :-} If anyone has a specific reference for the use of
lindane in kids, please post. As for pyrethroids (NIX) in rats, I am curious
as to dose, route, duration of exposure, and type of toxicity. Remember,
we're talking ten minutes on the scalp for common use.
Anyway, always willing to learn something new...