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Main Title Insecticide Content of Diet and Body Fat of Alaskan Natives.
Author Durham, William F. ; Armstrong, John F. ; Upholt, William M. ; Heller., Christine ;
CORP Author Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, Ga.
Year Published 1961
Stock Number PB-279 731
Additional Subjects DDT ; Insecticides ; Pesticides ; Toxicology ; Diet ; Storage ; Residues ; Tissues(Biology) ; Concentration(Composition) ; Alaskan natives ; Reprints ; Adipose tissue ; DDE insecticide ; Toxic substances ; Pesticide residues ; Metabolites ; Bioaccumulation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-279 731 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
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A study was made of the DDT and DDE content of the diet and body fat of native Alaskans who lived in isolated, primitive areas and had minimal contact with insecticides. No DDT or DDE was detected in any of the native Alaskan foods analyzed with the exception of two white owls, both of which contained low levels of DDE. Eskimos store considerably less DDT and DDE in their body fat than the general population in the United States. These low dietary levels and the resultant low levels in body fat are consistent with previously published data on the relationship between intake and storage of DDT.