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DDE at low dietary levels kills captive American kestrels

Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

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Abstract

Two of 14 male American kestrels died after 14 and 16 months on a diet containing 2.8 p.p.m., wet weight, p, p'-DDE. The brains of the two birds contained DDE residues of 213 and 301 p.p.m. compared with 14.9 p.p.m. (range, 4.47-26.6 p.p.m.) (wet weights) for 11 of the adult males which were sacrificed after 12 to 16 months on dosage. Autopsies of the two birds compared with autopsies of the sacrificed birds, revealed other characteristics typical of DDE poisoning. Neither bird, when autopsied, displayed characteristics which would suggest that they died of causes other than DDE poisoning.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
DDE at low dietary levels kills captive American kestrels
Series title:
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Volume
8
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1972
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
193-199
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
193
Last page:
199
Number of Pages:
7