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Rise and fall of endrin usage in Washington state fruit orchards: Effects on wildlife

Environmental Pollution

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Abstract

A study of the effects of endrin on wildlife was conducted from 1981 to 1983 in fruit orchards in central Washington state. The single post-harvest application of endrin as a rodenticide resulted in both acute and chronic toxicity to a variety of avian species. Most mortality occurred soon after application, but several raptors died during the spring and summer. Most wildlife sampled in the orchard system contained residues of endrin. There was on evidence that endrin depressed reproductive success.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Rise and fall of endrin usage in Washington state fruit orchards: Effects on wildlife
Series title:
Environmental Pollution
Volume
60
Issue:
3/4
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
331-349
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Environmental Pollution
First page:
331
Last page:
349