Kahunyo JM, Froslie A, Maitai CK. Organochlorine pesticide residues in chicken eggs: a survey. J Toxicol Environ Health. 1988;24(4):543-50.

Citation:
K PROFMAITAICHARLES. "Kahunyo JM, Froslie A, Maitai CK. Organochlorine pesticide residues in chicken eggs: a survey. J Toxicol Environ Health. 1988;24(4):543-50.". In: J Toxicol Environ Health. 1988;24(4):543-50. African Crop Science Society; 1988.

Abstract:

One hundred and five chicken egg samples were taken from seven geographical locations in Kenya and analyzed for organochlorine pesticide residues using gas-liquid chromatography. Nine organochlorine compounds were detected: alpha- and gamma-HCH/BHC (hexachlorocyclohexane/benzene hexachloride), aldrin, dieldrin, p,p'-DDE [1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethylene], p,p'-DDD (TDE) [2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)-1,1-dichloroethane] (tetrachlorodiphenylethane), o,p'-DDD [2-(o-chlorophenyl)-2-(p-chlorophenyl)-1,1-dichloroethane], o,p'-DDT [2-(o-chlorophenyl)-2-(p-chlorophenyl)-1,1,1-trichloroethane], and p,p'-DDT. Eighteen of the samples contained DDT levels exceeding the practical residue limit (0.5 ppm). The mean DDT residue content was 0.68 ppm, a result influenced greatly by the high contamination in the 18 samples. Both individual and mean residue levels for other organochlorine pesticides detected were well within the respective practical residue limits.

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