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Main Title Measurement of Endrin Following Epidemics of Poisoning.
Author Curley, August ; Jennings, Ralph W. ; Mann, Helen T. ; Sedlak., Vincent ;
CORP Author Food and Drug Administration, Atlanta, Ga. Atlanta Toxicology Branch.
Year Published 1970
Stock Number PB-279 182
Additional Subjects Endrin ; Pesticides ; Toxicology ; Chemical analysis ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Measurement ; Concentration(Composition) ; Tables(Data) ; Blood plasma ; Urine ; Saudi Arabia ; Ingestion(Biology) ; Toxic diseases ; Reprints ; Toxic substances ; Dimethanonaphthalenes
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-279 182 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 6p
Between 3 June and 15 July 1967, four explosive outbreaks of acute poisoning with the insecticide endrin occurred in Doha, Qatar and Hofuf, Saudi Arabia. They resulted in the hospitalization of 874 persons and the death of 26 persons. The outbreaks probably caused a lesser degree of poisoning in many others who recovered without seeking medical aid. A thorough epidemiological study revealed that flour in a lower deck of each of two ships had been contaminated by and emulsifiable concentrate of endrin carried on an upper deck of the same hold. This paper reports only chemical studies concerned with the outbreaks. It describes the method used, and summarizes the chemical evidence that endrin from contaminated flour was, in fact, the cause of illness. The paper also presents available measurements pertaining to the distribution of endrin and its rate of loss in man.