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Chlordane in birds: A study of lethal residues and loss rates

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Abstract

Lethal residues of heptachlor epoxide in brains of birds fed heptachlor ranged from 9 to 27 ppm wet weight; residues of oxychlordane in birds fed oxychlordane ranged from 6 to 16 ppm; both were diagnostically distinct from those in equally exposed survivors. In birds fed chlordane, brains of those that died contained less than 30% of these amounts but also contained trans-nonachlor, compound C, and compound E, suggesting additivity or synergism. In birds fed chlordane followed by untreated feed, oxychlordane was most persistent; trans-nonachlor, heptachlor epoxide, and compounds C and E followed, in that order. Loss rates were best expressed on a wet weight basis because lipid-based rates were distorted by seasonal weight gains.
Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Chlordane in birds: A study of lethal residues and loss rates
Year Published 1979
Language English
Publisher Elsevier/North Holland
Publisher location New York
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description xiv, 480
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Other Government Series
Larger Work Title Toxicology and Occupational Medicine. Proceedings of the Tenth Inter-American Conference on Toxicology and Occupational Medicine. Key Biscayne (Miami), Florida
First page 387
Last page 396
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