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Main Title Chlorinated Insecticides in the Body Fat of People in the United States.
Author Dale, William E. ; Quinby., Griffith E. ;
CORP Author Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, Ga.
Year Published 1963
Stock Number PB-280 089
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Insecticides ; Toxicology ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Chlorohydrocarbons ; Dieldrin ; Tissues(Biology) ; Humans ; United States ; Concentration(Composition) ; France ; Great Britain ; Populations ; Reprints ; Adipose tissue ; Toxic substances ; Cyclohexane/hexachloro
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-280 089 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 3p
Benzene hexachloride and dieldrin are present in the body fat of people in the general population of the United States. The mean concentration of dieldrin is 0.15 plus or minus 0.02 parts per million, which is in good agreement with the concentration reported for southern England. The mean concentration of benzene hexachloride is 0.20 plus or minus 0.04 ppm, which is considerably lower than the mean concentration reported for France. Paired analyses of DDT by gas chromatographic and colorimetric methods show that the results of the latter may give incorrectly high results when applied to human fat.