Endrin in birds: Lethal residues and secondary poisoning

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Endrin residues in brains that are diagnostic of death were determined for several species of birds. Residues of 0.8 ppm or more of endrin in brain meant death; 0.6 ppm or less meant survival; between was a zone of overlap. These criteria indicate that some wild birds of the U.S., particularly white pelicans in the Northwest and two bald eagles, have been killed by endrin. Signs of endrin poisoning in experimental birds are described. The important and highly toxic metabolite in rodents, 12-ketoendrin, was sought but not found.
Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Endrin in birds: Lethal residues and secondary poisoning
Year Published 1979
Language English
Publisher Elsevier/North Holland
Publisher location New York
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description xiv, 480
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Other Government Series
Larger Work Title Toxicology and Occupational Medicine. Proceedings of the Tenth Inter-American Conference on Toxicology and Occupational Medicine, Key Biscayne (Miami), Florida
First page 397
Last page 406
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