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Aldrine is toxic pesticide that has been banned in the US.

Chemical Formula: C12H8Cl6
Other names: 1,2,3,4,10,10-Hexachloro-1,4,4a,5,8,8a-hexahydro-endo-1,4-exo-5,8-dimethano-naphthalene
Layman's explanation: Aldrin is an insecticide that was applied to corn and cotton crops between the 1950s and 1970s, and used to control termites until the U.S. EPA banned it in 1987. It is listed on the U.N.'s list of priority pollutants due to its toxic effects on humans and wildlife. Humans are exposured to aldrin (and dieldrin) by eating contaminated foods, including fish, seafood, and root crops. Aldrin bioaccumulates and can affect the nervous system. In the US aldrin has been found in over 200 of the over 1600 National Priorities List sites identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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