Chlorinated Insecticides: Fate in Aqueous Suspensions Containing Mosquito Larvae

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  11 Dec 1964:
Vol. 146, Issue 3650, pp. 1480-1481
DOI: 10.1126/science.146.3650.1480


Aldrin, p,p'-DDT, dieldrin, gamma chlordane. heptachlor, heptachlor epoxide, J-hydroxychlordene, and lindane were bioassayed against larvae of Anopheles quadrimaculatus Say; the remnant amounts of insecticide and metabolites in larvae and medium were determined by electron-affinity gas chromatography. The insecticides were surprisingly nonpersistent at concentrations normally used.