Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 2 OF 5
|Main Title||Contaminant Levels in Animal Feeds Used for Toxicity Studies.|
|Author||Coleman, W. Emile ; Tardiff, Robert G. ;|
|CORP Author||Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.|
|Additional Subjects||Laboratory animals ; Food contamination ; Toxicology ; Qualitative analysis ; Quantitative analysis ; Antibiotics ; Pesticides ; Diazinon ; Metals ; Estrogen ; Chlorohydrocarbons ; Reprints ; Toxic substances ; Trace metals ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Parathion ; Aldrin ; Aflatoxins ; Malathion ; NTISEPAORD|
Samples of commercial feeds for laboratory rats, guinea pigs, cats, monkeys rabbits, and hamsters were collected and analyzed qualitatively and quantitatively for selected antibiotics, trace metals, pesticides (organophosphates and chlorinated hydrocarbons), natural agents, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The results indicated that antibiotics, parathion, diazinon, aldrin, and the aflatoxins were not detected, whereas, metals, chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticides (except aldrin), and PCBs were continually present. Malathion and estrogen were found occasionally.