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Pesticide residues in foodstuffs in Great Britain: XII.Organochlorine insecticide residues in hens' eggs from battery, deep-Utter and free-range systems and from houses containing insecticide thermal vaporisers

Holmes, D.C.; Simmons, J.H.; O, J.'G . Tatton

Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 20(8): 495-498


ISSN/ISBN: 0022-5142
DOI: 10.1002/jsfa.2740200810
Accession: 061208236

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A study has been made of the organochlorine pesticide residues in hens' eggs produced in battery, deep-litter and free-range systems. Low residues (less than 0.05 ppm) were found except where the birds or their houses had been deliberately treated with pesticides to eradicate fleas or lice. A separate study was also made of eggs produced in houses which had insecticide thermal vaporisers installed in them.

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