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Nationwide residues of organochlorine pesticides in wings of mallards and black ducks

Pesticides Monitoring Journal

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Nationwide monitoring of organochlorine pesticides in wings of more than 24,000 mallards and black ducks bagged during the1965 and 1966 hunting seasons showed DDE to be the predominant residue, followed in order by DDT, DDD, dieldrin, and heptachlor epoxide. Residues were generally highest in wings from the Atlantic and Pacific Flyways, and lowest in the Central Flyway. DDE was reported for every State and was notably high in wings from New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Alabama, California, and Utah. Dieldrin residues were prevalent in wings from Arkansas, Texas, Utah, California, and several Stales in the Atlantic Flyway.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Nationwide residues of organochlorine pesticides in wings of mallards and black ducks
Series title:
Pesticides Monitoring Journal
Volume:
3
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1969
Language:
English
Publisher:
Federal Committee on Pest Control
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
9 p.
First page:
115
Last page:
123
Country:
United States