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DDE and DDD residues correlated with mortality of experimental birds

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Edited by:
William B. Deichmann , Rafael A. Peñalver , and Jack L. Radomski

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Abstract

Nearly everywhere in nature are found DDE and DDD, which are metabolites of DDT, and they often become concentrated through food chains. DDD is also a commercial insecticide. large amounts of both are frequently found in birds, but the significance of these amounts has puzzled many owrkers. Studies at Clear Lake, California1 gave some data on DDD danger levels, but less is known of DDE, the member of the DDT group that is most frequent and most abundant in nature. Although DDE is toxic, relatively alrge residues are found in apparently healthy animals. As one step in untanglig the problem, it seemed important to determine the residue levels that indicate danger to life. earlier work with DDR and dieldrin has shown the value of this approach.2-5, 1 2

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Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
DDE and DDD residues correlated with mortality of experimental birds
Year Published:
1970
Language:
English
Publisher:
Halos & Associates
Publisher location:
Miami, Florida
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
8 p.
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Conference publication
Larger Work Title:
Pesticides symposia: Collection of papers presented at the 6th -7th Inter-American Conferences on Toxicology and Occupational Medicine, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami
First page:
287
Last page:
294
Conference Title:
6th and 7th Inter-American Conferences on Toxicology and Occupational Medicine
Conference Location:
Miami, FL