||Pesticides in People: Organochlorine Pesticide and Polychlorinated Biphenyl Residues in Biopsied Human Adipose Tissue-Texas 1969-72.
Burns., James E. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Pesticide Programs.
Phosphorus organic compounds ;
Pesticide residues ;
Adipose tissue ;
DDE insecticide ;
Mexican Americans ;
Polychlorinated biphenyls ;
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||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.
||Pub. in Pesticides Monitoring Jnl., v7 n3/4 p122-126, Mar 74.
||Included in the report, Journal Articles on Toxicology, Group 13, PB-280 602.
||Reprint: Pesticides in People: Organochlorine Pesticide and Polychlorinated Biphenyl Residues in Biopsied Human Adipose Tissue-Texas 1969-72,
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||6T; 57Y; 68G; 68E
||(Order as PB-280 602, MF A01)