[vc_section][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”5215″ img_size=”full”][vc_custom_heading text=”What is Lindane?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]Also known as gamma-hexachlorocyclohexane (y-HCH), Gammallin, gammaxene, and other synonyms, lindane is a colorless chemical used for agricultural and pharmaceutical purposes. The chemical has a musty odor that emits toxic fumes of hydrochloric acid when heated to decomposition. The crystalline solid is an organochlorine chemical used as an insecticide for lumber, crops, hardwood logs, and in the treatment of lice and scabies.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”How Does Lindane Enter the Water Systems?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]The major causes of Lindane in the environment, especially in water systems are spills and runoffs from agricultural and pharmaceutical uses of the organochlorine chemical. Since it’s not a naturally occurring chemical, the only way it gets into the water system is due to human errors.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”What is the EPA’s Standard for Lindane in Drinking Water?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]The Environmental Protection Agency in the United States has set the maximum contaminant level or MCL for lindane in public water systems at 200 ppt. Although considered safe for drinking by the EPA, other states imposed lower MCL for lindane.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”What are the Health Risks Associated with Lindane in Drinking Water?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]Lindane in drinking water is harmful if inhaled, swallowed, or in contact with skin. Continuous exposure to lindane in drinking water may lead to health issues like reproductive toxicity and damages to organs. Long-term exposure may lead to severe damages to the human body.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”How Do You Remove Lindane from Drinking Water?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]You can remove lindane from your drinking water to below the EPA’s MCL of 200 ppt with granular activated carbon (GAC) in water filter systems. With a reliable and effective water filtration unit, you can eliminate the chemical from your tap water before it reaches your faucet and harms your loved ones![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_widget_sidebar title=”List of Contaminants” sidebar_id=”cs-1″][/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section]