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Main Title Human Body Burden of Mirex in the Southeastern United States.
Author Kutz, F. W. ; Strassman, S. C. ; Stroup, C. R. ; Carra, J. S. ; Leininger, C. C. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Environmental Processes and Effects Research. ;Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/J-85/404;
Stock Number PB86-202983
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Toxicology ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Reprints ; Mirex ; Kepone ; Southeastern Region(United States)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-202983 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 12p
Abstract Mirex is an organochlorine chemical with pesticidal and other industrial usages. Biologically, mirex was used as an insecticide for the control of imported fire ants in large areas of the southeastern U.S. Evidence of mirex survey exposure in a national survey of chemicals in adipose tissue led to a more intensive survey of the general population in treated counties of the southeastern U.S. A total of 624 adipose tissue specimens were collected from 40 sites selected randomly from 8 southeastern states where mirex was used widescale to combat fire ants. Tissue specimens were analyzed for mirex and selected other organochlorine compounds by electron-capture gas chromatography with confirmation by combined gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Weighted statistical analysis of the data was conducted to estimate the level of mirex in the study area. It was estimated that 10.2% of the population of southern U.S. had quantifiable levels of mirex in adipose tissue. The estimated geometric mean of the quantifiable residue amounts was 0.286 ppm (lipid basis).
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Jnl. of Toxicology and Environmental Health 15, p385-394 Sep 85. Prepared in cooperation with Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Human Body Burden of Mirex in the Southeastern United States.
PUB Date Free Form c1985
Category Codes 6T; 57Y; 68G; 68E
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
Primary Description 600/16
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 621323637
Origin NTIS
Type CAT