DDE remediation and degradation.

@article{Thomas2008DDERA,
  title={DDE remediation and degradation.},
  author={John Edward Thomas and Li-Tse Ou and Abid All-Agely},
  journal={Reviews of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={2008},
  volume={194},
  pages={
          55-69
        }
}
DDT and its metabolites, DDD and DDE, have been shown to be recalcitrant to degradation. The parent compound, DDT, was used extensively worldwide starting in 1939 and was banned in the United States in 1973. The daughter compound, DDE, may result from aerobic degradation, abiotic dehydrochlorination, or photochemical decomposition. DDE has also occurred as a contaminant in commercial-grade DDT. The p,p'-DDE isomer is more biologically active than the o,p-DDE, with a reported half-life of -5.7… CONTINUE READING
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