Chlordane used to be applied as an insecticide on crops like corn and citrus, and was used as a method of home termite control, before it was banned. It can find its way to the water supply as a residue of the now banned insecticides. Chlordane exposure has been directly connected to testicular, prostate, breast, brain and blood cancer (leukemia). Other harmful effects include diabetes, insulin resistance, migraines, respiratory infections, immune-system problems, depression, blurry vision, confusion, seizures and permanent neurological damage.

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