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Cat, Home Owner in Oldsmar, FL

Where can I find out if Chlordane was poured into the ground before slabs were laid when our houses were built in 1984 in Forest Lakes, Oldsmar?

Asked by Cat, Oldsmar, FL Sun Jan 16, 2011

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Cat,
There is no way to be certain if Chlordane has been used in the Forest Lakes home via public records.

Your best bet is to have a home inspector conduct an air quailty test for the presense of Chlordane.
You may also choose to test for Chlordane presense using a home test kit obtainable through the company shown below.

Tox Free
888.836.4489
racassidy@psci.net

Annette Lawrence
ReMax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor FL
727. 420. 4041
Web Reference: http://www.mydunedin.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 29, 2011
Hi Cat,

Looks like any house built starting in the 1950s up to 1988 probably had Chlordane used for termite prevention. Even if the original builder did not use Chlordane, it's possible the homeowner used it. I know my Dad used to spray it around the exterior of our house in the 80s in California to prevent ants and other insects from entering the house. We never had any health issues as a result.

did you see this info:

http://www.getipm.com/products/toxicology.htm

Hope this helps.

Alma
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 16, 2011
Have you tried searching your county records?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 16, 2011
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