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Main Title Human population exposures to mirex and kepone /
Author Suta, Benjamin E.,
CORP Author Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, Calif. Center for Resource and Environmental Systems Studies.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, For sale by the National Technical Information Service.
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/1-78-045; PB285430
Stock Number PB 285 430
OCLC Number 04186488
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Subjects Chlordecone--Environmental aspects--United States ; Pesticides--Environmental aspects--United States ; Pollution ; Insecticides ; Insecticides, Organochlorine ; Environmental Pollution
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Hazardous materials ; Tables(Data) ; Diets ; Ingestion(Biology) ; Exposure ; Humans ; Insecticides ; Chlorine alaphatic compounds ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Milk ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Potable water ; Concentration(Composition) ; Inhalation ; Food chains ; Contamination ; Smoking ; Food consumption ; Fishes ; Dosage ; Risk ; Populations ; United States ; Mirex ; Kepone ; Mothers ; Toxic substances ; Environmental exposure pathway ; Bioaccumulation ; Environmental persistence ; Pesticide residues ; Drinking water
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EKBD  EPA-600/1-78-045 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/07/2001
EKCD  EPA-600/1-78-045 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 05/29/2018
NTIS  PB-285 430 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 139 pages : maps ; 28 cm
Human exposures to mirex and kepone are assessed in this study. Three major paths of exposure are examined: ingestion through the food chain, inhalation of atmospheric mirex and kepone, and exposure through drinking water. Exposure through the food chain appears to be the most pressing current problem. Various species of commercially caught fish in certain areas of the country have been found to contain slight amounts of the compounds. It is difficult to obtain estimates of the human exposure from sport fish, but evidence seems to suggest that sportsmen and their families may be exposed through fish. Also, game captured in the southeastern U.S. has been found to contain the compounds. Kepone has been found in mothers' milk in some areas of the country. Atmospheric exposures are not considered terribly great now, since the compounds are no longer produced and the major atmospheric exposures are believed to be occupational exposure at the producing factory and exposure to workers' families from clothing, etc. Human exposure to mirex and kepone from drinking water supplies does not appear to be a problem, since both compounds are very insoluble in water. Exposure through tobacco was also considered.
Contract no. 68-01-4314. SRI project 5794, CRESS no. 26. Issued July 1977. Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-139).