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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Reviews of the environmental effects of pollutants : I. Mirex and kepone /
Author Bell, Mary Anne. ; Ewing, Robert A. ; Lutz, Garson A. ; Alley, Earl G.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Ewing, Robert A.
Lutz, Garson A.
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Laboratories.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/1-78-013; EPA-68-03-2608
Stock Number PB80-125958
OCLC Number 07626784
Subjects Hazardous substances.
Additional Subjects Hazardous substances ; Insecticides ; Toxicology ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Pesticides ; Water pollution ; Physiological effects ; Humans ; Animals ; Residues ; Carcinogens ; Mirex ; Environmental effects ; Kepone ; Toxic substances ; Environmental persistence ; Biological effects ; Pesticide residues
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 600/1-78-013 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 11/14/1992
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-1-78-013 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/19/2014
EJED  EPA 600/1-78-013 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
EKAM  EPA/600/1-78/013 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 05/10/1997
EKBD  EPA-600/1-78-013 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/13/2003
EKCD  EPA-600/1-78-013 NHEERL/GED Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 05/29/2018
ELDD  EPA-600/1-78-013 NHEERL/MED Library/Duluth,MN 09/08/2000
EMBD  EPA/600/1-78/013 GWERD Library/Ada,OK 02/03/1995
NTIS  PB80-125958 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 235 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The objective of this research program was to assemble and analyze the publicly-available information on the environmental effects of the two organochlorine pesticides, mirex (C10C112) and its ketone analog, Kepone (C10C112). The data base on these compounds is limited, especially with respect to Kepone, on which almost no environmental research was conducted prior to the Life Science's Products Company incident. Both of these compounds are non-volatile, have very low water solubilities, are chemically and thermally very stable, and are quite resistant to biodegradation, thus, existing environmental residues can be expected to persist for years. Neither mirex nor Kepone appreciably affects microorganisms or plants in usual environmental concentrations. Mirex does not appear to present a serious acute toxicity problem to non-target terrestrial invertebrates as a result of fire ant control efforts. Both mirex and Kepone produce adverse reproductive effects in numerous species. Mirex has been shown to induce liver tumors in mice and rats and is judged to have potential carcinogenicity, and carcinogenic properties of Kepone have been documented in mice and rats.
EPA-600/ 1-78-013.