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Residues of organochlorines and heavy metals in ruddy ducks from the Delaware River, 1973

Pesticides Monitoring Journal

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Abstract

In December 1973, eight ruddy ducks killed in an oil spill on the Delaware River were collected to be analyzed for residues of environmental pollutants. Whole carcasses were analyzed for organochlorine pesticides and livers were examined for lead, cadmium, and mercury. Residues of polychlorinated biphenyls and DDT and/or its metabolites were present in all carcasses. Dieldrin and hexachlorobenzene were present in seven of the eight samples. All livers contained detectable levels of lead, cadmium, and mercury.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Residues of organochlorines and heavy metals in ruddy ducks from the Delaware River, 1973
Series title:
Pesticides Monitoring Journal
Volume
9
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1976
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
155-156
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Pesticides Monitoring Journal
First page:
155
Last page:
156
Number of Pages:
2