Insect Metabolism of Photoaldrin and Photodieldrin

Science  18 Apr 1969:
Vol. 164, Issue 3877, pp. 318-319
DOI: 10.1126/science.164.3877.318


Photoaldrin and photodieldrin, sunlight products of adrin and dieldrin, are rapidly metabolized to a more toxic material by flies and mosquito larvae. It is suggested that this conversion is the cause for the enhanced toxicities of the photoproducts.