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Main Title Human population exposures to Mirex and Kepone /
Author Suta, Benjamin E.
CORP Author Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, Calif. Center for Resource and Environmental Systems Studies.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/600/1-78/045; CRESS-26; EPA-68-01-4314
Stock Number PB-285 430
Subjects Chlordecone--Toxicology--United States. ; Mirex--Toxicology--United States. ; Chlordecone--Environmental aspects--United States.
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Hazardous materials ; Tables(Data) ; Diets ; Ingestion(Biology) ; Exposure ; Humans ; Insecticides ; Chlorine alaphatic compounds ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Milk ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Potable water ; Concentration(Composition) ; Inhalation ; Food chains ; Contamination ; Smoking ; Food consumption ; Fishes ; Dosage ; Risk ; Populations ; United States ; Mirex ; Kepone ; Mothers ; Toxic substances ; Environmental exposure pathway ; Bioaccumulation ; Environmental persistence ; Pesticide residues ; Drinking water
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NTIS  PB-285 430 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 ix, 139 pages ; 28 cm.
Abstract Human exposures to mirex and kepone are assessed in this study. Three major paths of exposure are examined: ingestion through the food chain, inhalation of atmospheric mirex and kepone, and exposure through drinking water. Exposure through the food chain appears to be the most pressing current problem. Various species of commercially caught fish in certain areas of the country have been found to contain slight amounts of the compounds. It is difficult to obtain estimates of the human exposure from sport fish, but evidence seems to suggest that sportsmen and their families may be exposed through fish. Also, game captured in the southeastern U.S. has been found to contain the compounds. Kepone has been found in mothers' milk in some areas of the country. Atmospheric exposures are not considered terribly great now, since the compounds are no longer produced and the major atmospheric exposures are believed to be occupational exposure at the producing factory and exposure to workers' families from clothing, etc. Human exposure to mirex and kepone from drinking water supplies does not appear to be a problem, since both compounds are very insoluble in water. Exposure through tobacco was also considered.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-139). Microfiche.
Place Published Washington
Title Ser Add Ent Research reporting series Environmental health effects research ;
PUB Date Free Form 1978.
Series Title Untraced Environmental health effects research ; EPA-600/1-78-045
NTIS Prices PC A07/MF A01
BIB Level m
Medium microform
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20040405114014
Language eng
Origin NTIS
OCLC Rec Leader 01147nam 2200265Ka 45020