A rodenticide an insecticide generally used on sugarcane, maize and cotton; widely used during the 1980s, before many of its uses were banned. It can be introduced to the water supply as a residue from these banned insecticides. Long-term effects have not been determinant, but endrin has been linked to liver problems in certain individuals, and if ingested in large quantities, it can cause headaches, dizziness, confusion, nervousness, nausea, or vomiting, and even lead to convulsions and death within a few minutes or hours.

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