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Organochlorine residues and reproduction in the little brown bat, Laurel, Maryland - June 1976

Pesticides Monitoring Journal

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Abstract

Twelve of 43 pregnant little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus) collected at Montpelier Barn, Laurel, Maryland, gave birth to dead young. Eleven of these 12 dead neonates were abnormally small. Most of the stillbirths were attributable to unknown reproductive difficulties associated with first pregnancies, but four may have been due to high concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) in the newborn. Residues of the PCB, DDE, and oxychlordane crossed the placenta at similar rates.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Organochlorine residues and reproduction in the little brown bat, Laurel, Maryland - June 1976
Series title:
Pesticides Monitoring Journal
Volume
12
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1978
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
113-116
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Pesticides Monitoring Journal
First page:
113
Last page:
116
Number of Pages:
4