Are High Chlordane Levels in Our Waters Damaging Our Health?
What is Chlordane?
How Can Chlordane Affect Me?
- The nervous system
- The digestive system
- The Liver
Chlordane has also been known to cause:
- Vision problems
- Stomach cramps
Large amounts of chlordane can cause convulsions and even death
How Might I Be Exposed?
What Can I Do?
- Avoid eating fish/shellfish caught in contaminated waters
- Always pay attention to New York State Department of Health Fish Advisories to stay up to date on what waters are suitable for swimming, boating and fishing
- Contact your local health department to see what you can do to further prevent exposure
If you think you may have been exposed to chlordane, contact the Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ATSDR) at 1-800-CDC-INFO. ATSDR can give locations of health clinics that specialize in recognizing and treating illnesses resulting from exposure to hazardous substances