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Main Title Reviews of the environmental effects of pollutants : XIII, endrin /
Author Donoso, J. ; Dorigan, J. ; Fuller, B. ; Gordon, J. ; Kornreich, M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Dorigan, J.
Fuller, B.
Gordon, J.
Kornreich, M.
CORP Author MITRE Corp., McLean, VA.;Department of Energy.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Health Effects Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA 600/1-79/005; ORNL/EIS-131; W-7405-ENG-26
Stock Number ORNL/EIS-131
OCLC Number 40541761
Subjects Endrin--Toxicology. ; Pollution. ; Environmental health. ; Pollution--Environmental aspects.
Additional Subjects Condensed aromatics ; Insecticides ; Biodegradation ; Biological effects ; Birds ; Carcinogenesis ; Contamination ; Data compilation ; Environmental effects ; Environmental transport ; Fishes ; Insects ; Mammals ; Metabolism ; Photochemical reactions ; Tables ; Toxicity ; ERDA/560305 ; Endrin ; Pesticides ; Toxicology ; Toxic substances ; Environmental health
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJED  EPA 600/1-79/005 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 11/16/2001
EKAM  EPA 600/1-79/005 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 12/31/1998
EKCD  EPA-600/1-79-005 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 05/29/2018
ELBD  EPA 600-1-79-005 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/28/2003
ELDD  EPA-600/1-79-005 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 09/08/2000
NTIS  ORNL/EIS-131 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xxi, 356 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
A comprehensive, multidisciplinary review of the health and environmental effects of endrin (1,2,3,4,10,10-hexachloro-6,7-epoxy-1,4,4a,5,6,7,8,8a-octahydro-1,4-endo,endo-5,8-dimethanonapthalene) is presented. More than 600 references are cited. Endrin is used chiefly as an insecticide, particularly for the control of lepidopterous larvae that infest cotton crops. In 1971, total US consumption of endrin exceeded 600,000 kg. Endrin is highly toxic to mammals, birds, fish, and insects, but is generally nontoxic to plants. Acute exposure of mammals to endrin typically results in central nervous disorders, with convulsions leading to death through respiratory failure within two days. Symptoms of acute endrin exposure in humans include convulsions, vomiting, abdominal pain, nausea, dizziness, and headaches. Chronic exposure of mammals to endrin may result in damage to the liver, kidney, heart, brain, lung, adrenal gland, and spleen. Behavioral abnormalities, reproductive disorders, changes in carbohydrate metabolism, changes in blood composition, and other effects secondary to central nervous system disorders have also been observed following chronic exposure of mammals to sublethal doses of endrin. No malignancies attributable to endrin have been reported, but chromosomal abnormalities and teratogenesis have been induced in several mammalian species by endrin. Endrin is dissipated from the environment by photochemical and thermal decomposition and by microbial degradation. Relatively few bacteria can degrade endrin, but many species of algae and fungi exhibit this ability. Environmental contamination by endrin appears to be restricted to areas where the compound is used intensively; background concentrations in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere at locations distant from areas of heavy use are generally below the levels of detection. (ERA citation 04:052234)
"EPA-600/1-79-005." Interagency agreement no. D5-0403. EPA project officer: Jerry F. Stara. Reviewer and assessment chapter author: Frederick W. Oehme, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506. Includes bibliographical references.