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Main Title Simultaneous Gas Chromatographic Determination of 2,4-D and Dicamba in Human Blood and Urine.
Author Rivers, Jerry B. ; Yauger, Jr., William L. ; Klemmer., Howard W. ;
CORP Author Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Hawaii Community Studies on Pesticides.;Food and Drug Administration, Chamblee, Ga.
Year Published 1970
Report Number FDA-86-65-79;
Stock Number PB-276 304
Additional Subjects Chemical analysis ; Pesticides ; Herbicides ; Blood chemical analysis ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Gas chromatography ; Urine ; Trace elements ; Toxic diseases ; Diagnosis ; Reprints ; D2-4 herbicide ; Acetic acid/dichlorophenoxy ; Dicamba ; Anisic acid/dichloro ; Urinalysis ; Pesticide residues ; Toxic substances
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-276 304 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 4p
The compounds 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and 2-methoxy-3,6-dichlorobenzoic acid (dicamba) are herbicides commonly used to control a variety of broadleaf plants. An acute poisoning case was recently investigated by the Hawaii Community Study on Pesticides in which the victim intentionally ingested a formulation containing 2,4-D and dicamba. The occurrence of this attempted suicide created a need for a rapid and sensitive method for detecting these compounds in small amounts of human blood and urine. The Hawaii Community Study on Pesticides uses the method of Bevenue et al. to determine pentachlorophenol (PCP) residues in human blood. In an evaluation done by this laboratory, the procedure was shown to be rapid, accurate, sensitive and reproducible. Because 2,4-D and dicamba display chemical characteristics similar to those of PCP, these compounds are also detected by the procedure.