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Chlordane was among the first chemicals banned by the Environmental Protection Agency yet to this day it is found present on many fruits and vegetables Chlordane is considered to be one of the most dangerous insecticides Arnold Lehman Chief Pharmacologist at the United States Food and Drug Administration during 1950 described Chlordane as one of the most toxic of insecticides- anyone handling it could be poisoned Of course Chlordane had to undergo a series of test to be considered toxic The EPA approval process is one that is very long and enduring All pesticides products created for use by homeowners and farmers in the United States must be registered by EPA This process includes extensive testing to determine the toxicity of the product and its potential for threatening the health of people wildlife and the environment When the EPA registers a pesticide the manufacturer is required to label it with specific instructions as to use disposal and special precaut ions The label requires agricultural employers to provide their employees with the many safety protections If later scientific developments indicate unsuspected dangers the registration can be suspended canceled or amended The Agency sets specific limits on pesticide residues in food the limits depending on toxicity and quantity of those residues Once EPA establishes the levels of pesticides that may remain on food the Food and Drug Administration and the US Department of Agriculture monitor the levels Chlordane is an insecticide used on corn citrus deciduous fruits and nuts vegetables for home garden and ornamentals lawns roadsides and ditch banks Chlordane is not just one element but a mixture of fifty different elements Chlordane is a thick amber liquid with a smell similar to that of chlorine It is noncombustible The chemical formula of chlordane is C10H6Cl8 When Chlordane decomposes hazardous gases are released such as hydrogen chloride chloride phosgene and carbon monoxide Chlordane will attack some forms of plastic rubber and coatings It is insoluble in
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