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Main Title Electron-Capture Gas Chromatography of Paradichlorobenzene Metabolites as a Measure of Exposure.
Author McKinney, J. D. ; Fishbein, L. ; Fletcher, C. E. ; Barthel., W. F. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Chamblee, Ga. Office of Pesticides Programs.
Year Published 1970
Stock Number PB-275 983
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Insect control ; Chemical analysis ; Concentration(Composition) ; Exposure ; Laboratory animals ; Gas chromatography ; Electron capture ; Metabolism ; Reprints ; Benzene/dichloro ; Electron capture gas chromatography
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-275 983 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 8p
Paradichlorobenzene has been used extensively as a household moth control agent and as a deodorant for many years, and it is considered to be safe and suitable for these purposes. However, cases of poisoning attributed to paradichlorobenzene have been reported. A convenient method for determining exposure to this halobenzene is important in evaluating any hazards involved in its use. The halobenzenes are metabolized mainly by oxidation to phenols, quinols, catechols and related compounds, or by forming mercapturic acids. This paper describes a method which successfully employs gas chromatography with electron capture detection for the measurement of PDB and its major metabolites.