Dieldrin - what are the health effects of exposure?

When dieldrin was used in agriculture, accidental exposure could cause health effects including headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, light-headedness and fainting.

There have been cases where people have been poisoned and died after swallowing large amounts of dieldrin (intentionally or accidentally).

These health effects of dieldrin are no longer relevant since it is not used and not available to buy.

Page last updated: Wednesday, 19 January 2022