Accession Number : ADA291521
Title : Preliminary Investigation of Aldrin, Dieldrin, Endrin, and Mercury Residues in Eggs and Young Waterfowl Nesting at Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Denver, Colorado.
Corporate Author : COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS DEPT OF FISHERY AND WILDLIFE BIOLOGY
Personal Author(s) : McEwen, Lowell C. ; DeWeese, Lawrence R.
PDF Url : ADA291521
Report Date : 02 NOV 1985
Pagination or Media Count : 5
Abstract : 16 Eggs and 12 young waterfowl were taken from nests in the lakes area and analyzed for ALDRIN, ENDRIN, DIELDRIN, and HG. The contaminants found in highest concentrations, DIELDRIN and HG, were at dangerous levels in the eggs. All the eggs also had detectable ALDRIN and ENDRIN. It is evident that waterfowl attempting to nest in the lakes area are exposed to a toxic environment. -BKA
Descriptors : *TOXICITY, *WATER POLLUTION, *EGGS, *WATERFOWL, CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION, ARMY FACILITIES, SAMPLING, MERCURY, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), ROCKY MOUNTAINS, POLLUTION ABATEMENT, SITE INVESTIGATIONS, BIRDS, LAKES, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, COLORADO, ALDRIN, DIELDRIN.
Subject Categories : Biology
Water Pollution and Control
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE