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Parathion causes secondary poisoning in a laughing gull breeding colony

Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

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DOI: 10.1007/BF01769956

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Abstract

Use of organophosphate insecticides as replacements for the more persistent organochlorine compounds has increased dramatically in recent years. Organophosphates are desirable for field application because they break down rapidly in the environment and do not persist in animal tissues (Stickel 1974). Nevertheless, certain organophosphates are extremely toxic to wildlife for short periods after application and have caused widespread mortality among exposed animals (Mills 1973, Stickel 1974, 1975, Mendelssohn 1977, and Zinkl et al. 1978).

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Parathion causes secondary poisoning in a laughing gull breeding colony
Series title:
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
DOI:
10.1007/BF01769956
Volume
23
Issue:
1/2
Year Published:
1979
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
281-284
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
First page:
281
Last page:
284
Number of Pages:
4
Country:
United States
State:
Texas
City:
Corpus Christi
Other Geospatial:
Nueces Bay