UN: Treaty expanded to Combat Lindane Lice Shampoos.
Posted May 20 2009 1:20pm
UN: Treaty expanded by 9 more dangerous chemicalsGENEVA (AP) _ A U.N.-sponsored treaty to combat highly dangerous chemicals has been expanded to include nine more substances that are used in pesticides, electronics and other products, U.N. officials said Saturday. The additions include one called PFOS worth billions of dollars in a wide range of uses from making semiconductor chips to fighting fires. Another is lindane, a pesticide widely used in combatting head lice.