Endrin is a pesticide used against insects, rodents, and birds for field crops. This odorless, off-white substance is most commonly used on cotton, though itís also used on rice, sugar, tobacco, and some grain crops. While endrin has been banned in many countries, itís still used in the United States.
Like many pesticides, endrin enters surface water by way of rain or irrigation runoff. Itís been estimated that endrin can keep a halflife of 10 years while in soil. Itís incredibly toxic to aquatic life and is damaging to human central nervous systems.
Symptoms of short-term exposure to endrin include tremors, difficulty breathing, confusion, and convulsions. Long-term exposure can result in further damage to the nervous system and liver damage.
The Whirlpool 4396710 refrigerator water filter is designed to remove endrin from your refrigeratorís drinking water.