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 itâ€™s also used on rice, sugar, tobacco, and some grain crops. While endrin has been banned in many countries, itâ€™s still used in the United States.
Like many pesticides, endrin enters surface water by way of rain or irrigation runoff. Itâ€™s been estimated that endrin can keep a halflife of 10 years while in soil. Itâ€™s 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 refrigeratorâ€™s drinking water.