Heather Wheeler

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A total of 10,000 U.S. households in 25 standard metropolitan statistical areas and 25 counties were included in the United States. More than 8,200 households granted an interview. Nine of every ten households in the United States used some types of pesticide in their house, garden, or yard. Households in the southeastern United States used the most(More)
Human milk samples obtained from 1436 women residing in the United States were analyzed by gas-liquid chromatography for the chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticides--dieldrin, chlordane, heptachlor, heptachlor epoxide, oxychlordane and Mirex. Dieldrin was found above the detection limit (1.0 ppb) in over 80% of all the samples collected. Chlordane was not(More)
In the period April 1--15, 1977, nine residents of one Nebraska town experienced violent illnesses with short duration following ingestion of locally grown hydroponic cucumbers. Despite a thorough investigation, the etiologic agent of illness was not determined. From July 16--25, 1978, a second similar outbreak occurred in an adjacent city. Five individuals(More)
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