- Gerald A. PollockAffiliated withDepartment of Veterinary Medicine/Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology, and Physiology, University of Idaho
- , Wendell W. KilgoreAffiliated withDepartment of Environmental Toxicology, University of California
“Hercules 3956,” or toxaphene, was introduced in the mid 1940s as a new insecticide and by 1948 it was being used commercially for the control of a variety of insect pests (West and Campbell 1952). Chemically, toxaphene is a complex mixture of chlorinated camphene derivatives containing 67 to 69% chlorine. Recent research had disclosed that this complex substance contains at least 177 separate components (Casida et al. 1974, Holmstead et al. 1974).
- Book Title
- Residue Reviews
- pp 87-140
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- Residues of Pesticides and Other Contaminants in the Total Environment
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- Springer New York
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- Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
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- 1. Department of Entomology, University of California
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- 2. Department of Veterinary Medicine/Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology, and Physiology, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, 83843, USA
- 3. Department of Environmental Toxicology, University of California, Davis, California, 95616, USA
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