A powerful pesticide once used to treat termites and other insects, but now banned. Highly resistant to degradation.
An insecticide based on 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,8-octachloro-2,3,3a,4,7,7a-hexahydro-4,7-methano-indene. It was used as a pesticide on crops like corn and citrus and on home lawns and gardens and it is now classified as a POP. Under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Compounds, use of this chemical in Europe is subject to restrictions.
a colourless, viscous and toxic liquid that is used as an insecticide
used as a pesticide until banned by the U.S. in 1983 (except for use in controlling underground termites). Chlordane can accumulate in fish and wildlife tissue and is suspected to be a carcinogen.
A contact insecticide that is a chlorinated hydrocarbon (a chemical containing only chlorine, carbon, and hydrogen). These include a class of persistent, broad-spectrum insecticides that linger in the environment and accumulate in the food chain. Used for the control of termites and wood treatment. No longer registered for use in the U.S. Measured in µg/L or ppb. The MCL for chlordane is 2 µg/L or ppb.
A highly chlorinated liquid insecticide that can damage the liver and nervous system
An organochlorine pesticide used to treat termites.
Chlordane is a colourless, odourless persistent organic pollutant used as an insecticide. It can affect the nervous system of humans and wildlife. Chronic exposure to humans can cause liver damage and possibly cancer. It is currently restricted in use for such things as termite control and non-food plants. It was used extensively in the 1960s and 1970s to kill cockroaches in peoples' homes but is used much less now.
An insecticide, it is a viscous liquid, colorless to amber, with a slight chlorine-like aromatic odor. Exposure to high levels of chlordane can cause irritability, excess salivation, labored breathing, tremors, convulsions, deep depression - and blood system effects such as anemia and certain types of leukemia. Lifetime exposure can cause cancer, damage to the liver, kidneys, heart, lungs, spleen and adrenal glands.
Suspected carcinogen. Predominantly affects the central nervous system, causing irritability, tremors, and convulsions. Causes kidney damage.
Chlordane is a manufactured chemical that was used as a pesticide in the United States from 1948 to 1988. It does not occur naturally in the environment. It was sold by Chevron as a white powdery dust.