A chemical mixture used as a pesticide in the US from 1948 until its eventual ban in 1988. Some of its trade names are Octachlor and Velsicol 1068. Chlordane was once used on citrus and corn crops, on lawns and gardens as well as termites. Because it has proven to be harmful to human health and the environment, the EPA has completely banned its use. It is listed among the IPCS highly-toxic dirty dozen chemicals. Chlordane can cause damage to the nervous system and liver when ingested. It is also listed among the world’s recognized persistent organic pollutants.