You may be exposed to endrin in air, water, or soil if you live near a hazardous waste site, where endrin is concentrated. Children living near hazardous waste sites could be exposed to endrin in contaminated soils, if they eat dirt. This compound has been detected in human breast milk and this may be a route of exposure for nursing infants.
Since endrin may still be used as a pesticide agent in some countries, residues on imported food items are still of some concern and are the main source of potential human exposure in food. Endrin levels can build up (bioaccumulate) in the tissues of organisms that live in water. When endrin enters the body, by eating foods or drinking beverages or breathing air that contain this substance or by contact with the skin, it is rapidly changed into other substances. Endrin and its metabolic breakdown products are rapidly removed from the body, usually within a few days, through the urine and faeces. There is some evidence that small amounts of endrin may remain in the fatty tissue of your body when you are exposed to high levels.
|NOTE! PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!||General First Aid: IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!|
|Route of Exposure||Symptoms||First Aid|
|Inhalation||(See Ingestion)||Fresh air rest. Refer for medical attention.|
|Skin||MAY BE ABSORBED!||Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.|
|Eyes||First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible) then take to a doctor.|
|Ingestion||Confusion. Convulsions. Nausea. Vomiting.||Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Rest. Refer for medical attention.|
Notes for ICSC Information
If the substance is formulated with solvent(s) also consult the card(s) (ICSC) of the solvent(s). Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties. Do NOT take working clothes home.