The pesticide chlordane is now being found to contaminate the air of most U.S. homes according to a U.S. Air Force study. This chemical is being linked to many health problems after short and long term exposure.

Approximately 75% of U.S. homes whose construction started before March of 1988 are suspected of indoor air chlordane contamination problems due to termite treatments prior to the "banning" of chlordane in 1988. U.S. Air Force research also shows 7% of homes are suspected of being above the "safety levels" of 5 micrograms per cubic meter of air, set by the National Academy of Sciences. Because of this widespread contamination, it is important to determine which homes "are" and which homes "are not" evaporating chlordane into the living/breathing space of occupants. An even more serious contamination problem has been shown for homes built before 1980, because of "sloppy" application methods and homes built with heating ducts running underneath the slab foundation.

The testing of these homes should be made a priority, especially if any family members are experiencing signs of chlordane health problems such as migraine headaches, asthma, allergies, chronic fatigue, infertility, immune system problems, reoccurring colds or bacteria infections. Other neurological symptoms now associated with chlordane homes are memory and concentration difficulties, depression as well as increased outbursts of anger. Certainly, if the individual leaves the home for either hours or days, and begins feeling better, then upon returning home again feels worse, this would strongly suggest an indoor air chemical problem of which chlordane should be the first suspect.

Two Ways to Test for Air Chlordane

There are two methods you can choose to have your home tested for chlordane in the air. The first is to have our air technician come to your home to perform the test. The second is to conduct the test yourself by ordering an easily administered Chlordane Home Air Testing Kit. Whichever method you choose, your air sample will be analyzed by our trained technicians using our modern gas chromatography chemical analysis equipment.

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Available in central and southern Florida. We can send an Air Technician to your home or office to conduct a chlordane air test.


Our home test kit enables a homeowner to perform the test at their convenience while saving over $100 in testing costs.

Chlordane Testing Services
3020 20th Street, Vero Beach, Florida 32960
1-888-497-0900 (toll free)
Tampa, Florida Office 813-932-4135