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Main Title Pesticides in People: Organochlorine Pesticide and Polychlorinated Biphenyl Residues in Biopsied Human Adipose Tissue-Texas 1969-72.
Author Burns., James E. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Pesticide Programs.
Year Published 1974
Stock Number PB-280 613
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Toxicology ; DDT ; Humans ; Storage ; Phosphorus organic compounds ; Tissues(Biology) ; Dieldrin ; Sex ; Tables(Data) ; Surgery ; Reprints ; Pesticide residues ; Bioaccumulation ; Adipose tissue ; DDE insecticide ; Lindane ; Mexican Americans ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Benzene/hexachloro ; Toxic substances
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-280 613 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 5p
Organochlorine pesticide residue levels were determined in 221 samples of human adipose tissue from elective surgery in 1969-72 in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Standard electron capture--gas-liquid chromatographic methods were used. The total DDT level was 23.18 ppm; the DDE level was 17.37, the highest yet reported for a general population. Dieldrin and beta BHC levels were also high: 0.35 and 1.29 ppm, respectively. No decrease in storage levels during the study period was detected. There was no difference due to sex, but Mexican-Americans had significantly higher residues of DDE, p,p't-DDT, and dieldrin than did Anglo-Americans. Polychlorinated biphenyls were detected in 15 samples in 1971 but none were detected in the other 3 years.