Air Levels of the Pesticide Chlordane & Dursban
in Various Buildings
Table Summaries of 8 Research Projects

 

PESTICIDE
TESTED

 

Dwelling
Type

Type
of
Pesticide Treatment

Percent
Containing Pesticides in
Indoor Air

 

Time
After
Application

Percent
Over
NAS
Safety
Guideline

Average
Air Level
Inside Home

Home With
Highest Level
Found

REFERENCES

Chlordane

60 homes

Termites
foundation

no data

 

7% Over
the
5 mg/m3 limit

2.2 mg/m3

9.9 mg/m3

Leidy R.B., Wright
American Chemical Society, Washington DC, pp. 265-77

Chlordane

500 Apts
Midwestern Air Force Base

Termites
Foundation

77%

2-16 years

no data,
however,
5% were over
7m g/m3
in the first 1979 sample

1.9 mg/m3

37.8 mg/m3

Bull. Env. Cont. Tox
Vol. 27, pg. 406, 1981

Chlordane

474
housing units
from 7 Air Force Bases

Termites Foundation

no data

several
years

Approx. 4% Over
12% were between
3.5-6.5 mg/m3

no data

no data

referenced in

Bull. Env. Cont. Tox.
Vol. 39, pg. 911,1987

Chlordane

64 homes
built from
1976-1982

Termites
Foundation

   

34.4% Over

2.60 mg/m3

55.4 mg/m3

Bull Env. Cont. Tox
39:903-910, 1987

Chlordane

49 homes
built from
1983-1985

Termites Foundation

   

12.2% Over

.89 mg/m3

55.5 mg/m3

Bull Env. Cont. Tox
39:903-910, 1987

Chlordane

107 homes
from 19 states

Termites
Foundation

100%
homes known to have chlordane problems

3.8 yrs
average

no data

2.7 mg/m3

no data

Archives
of
Environmental Health
43(5):349-352, 1988

Dursban

16 Homes
North Carolina

Termites
Foundation

44%

1 year

0% Over
10m g/m3 Limit

2.58 mg/m3

8.54 mg/m3

Bull. Env Cont. Tox
40:561-568, 1988

Dursban

3 rooms
New Jersey

Fleas
Carpet

100%

24 hrs

100% Over
10 mg/m3 Limit

30 mg/m3

30 mg/m3

Am J. Public Health
80(6):689-693, 1990

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