What is technical chlordane?

What is technical chlordane?

Technical chlordane is not a single chemical, but is actually a mixture of pure chlordane mixed with many related chemicals. It doesn’t occur naturally in the environment. It is a thick liquid whose color ranges from colorless to amber. Chlordane has a mild, irritating smell.

Is chlordane soluble in water?

It has very low solubility in water, 0.1 mg/L at 25°C, and a high log Kow. It is a non-systemic insecticide, which acts by contact, ingestion and inhalation and has long residual activity (Tomlin 1994).

Is chlordane still used today?

Chlordane remains in the food supply today because much of the farmland in the United States was treated with chlordane in the 1960s and 1970s, and it remains in the soil for over 20 years.

Does chlordane bioaccumulate?

Chlordane is highly tenacious in the surroundings because it does not disintegrate easily. Because of its hydrophobic properties, it sticks to soil particles and moves in groundwater gradually. It is highly toxic, bioaccumulates in marine bodies and animals, and requires many years to degrade.

Is chlordane a hazardous substance?

* Chlordane is on the Hazardous Substance List because it is regulated by OSHA and cited by ACGIH, DOT, NIOSH, DEP, IARC, IRIS and EPA. * This chemical is on the Special Health Hazard Substance List because it is a CARCINOGEN.

How long is chlordane effective?

20 years
While not as toxic as DDT, chlordane remains active in the environment for as long as 20 years.

Is it illegal to use chlordane?

Because of concerns about damage to the environment and harm to human health, the EPA banned all uses of chlordane in 1983 except to control termites. In 1988, EPA banned all uses.

Is chlordane toxic to humans?

Chlordane is a moderately toxic systemic poison that is absorbed well by inhalation, and through the skin. It is also irritating to the skin and eyes on direct contact. Rescuers should wear chlordane-resistant gear.

Is chlordane a DDT?

Continued DDT use ensures continued direct and indirect exposure to DDT and its metabolites. Another organochlorine insecticide, chlordane, was used agriculturally in the US from 1948 until 1983 and then restricted to use for termite control until its ban in 1988.

Can you still buy chlordane?

Chlordane Banned in 1988 Today, Chlordane can still be manufactured legally in the United States, but may only be sold to and used by foreign countries. 277 of 340 people found this article informative and helpful.

Can I buy chlordane?

You can buy chlordane in a hard- ware, drug, or department store. It is sold under different trade names.