Removal of DDT and parathion residues from apples, pears, lemons, and oranges
Gunther, F.A.; Barnes, M.M.; Carman, G.E.
Advances Chem. Ser 1: 137-42
Alkaline and halogen-carrier media, such as sodium silicate, trisodium phosphate, ferric chloride, sodium carbonate and bicarbonate, and alkaline soaps were used for chemical removal of DDT deposits. Mechanical removal was sought by using emulsifying agents, detergents, pressure sprays, and scrubbing brushes. Solvent removal attempts included the use of kerosene, mineral oil, xylene, and polymethylated naphthalenes.