Effect of gamma-hexachlorocyclohexane (lindane) on carp (Cyprinus carpio). I. Effect of chronic intoxication on humoral immunity in relation to tissue pollutant levels.


Lindane, the gamma-isomer of hexachlorocyclohexane, one of the most widely used insecticides, was incorporated into carp food for 109 days. The effects of 10, 100, or 1000 ppm of lindane in food on hematocrits and on antibody production against Yersinia ruckeri bacterin in sera and mucus were followed for 79 days. No effect of lindane on these parameters… (More)