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Main Title Chlorinated Insecticides in the Body Fat of People in India.
Author Dale, William E. ; Copeland, M. Frank ; Hayes Jr., Wayland J. ;
CORP Author Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, Ga.
Year Published 1965
Stock Number PB-279 179
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Insecticides ; Chlorinated hydrocarbons ; Toxicology ; DDT ; Humans ; Food ; Storage ; India ; Toxic substances ; Reprints ; Pesticide residues ; Adipose tissue ; Cyclohexane/hexachloro ; Bioaccumulation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-279 179 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The storage of insecticides in the body-fat of persons has previously been studied in several countries (e.g., England, France, USA) and food has been shown to be the main source from which DDT and perhaps other insecticides are absorbed. In view of the differences in dietary habits in India, a study was made to determine whether there are differences in the storage of chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticides in persons in India from that in persons in other countries. It was found that civilians in the Delhi area with no occupational exposure to insecticides had a significantly greater deposit in their fat of DDT-related compounds and HCH than do comparable persons in the USA, but less dieldrin and heptachlor epoxide. Storage in military personnel in other Indian cities from which samples were obtained was similar to that in the USA for most DDT-related compounds and HCH but, as in Delhi, lower for dieldrin and heptachlor epoxide.