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Main Title Oral Toxicity of Mirex in Adult and Suckling Rats.
Author Gaines, T. B. ; Kimbrough., R. D. ;
CORP Author National Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, Ga.
Year Published 1969
Stock Number PB-277 609
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Toxicology ; Insecticides ; Toxicity ; Ingestion(Biology) ; Rats ; Lethal dosage ; Laboratory animals ; Bioassay ; Experimental data ; Toxic tolerances ; Reprints ; Mirex ; Toxic substances
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NTIS  PB-277 609 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
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Abstract
The oral toxicity of the pesticide mirex which is used in the control of fire ants, was studied in Sherman strain rats. The single-dose LD50 was 365 mg/kg and the 90-dose LD50, 6.0 mg/kg in adult female rats. The chronicity factor, which is the ratio of single-dose LD50 to 90-dose LD50 was 60.8. The highest dietary level of mirex tolerated without symptoms of poisoning was 50 ppm.