Organochlorine insecticide residues in eggs of the little tern (Sterna albifrons) in the Axios Delta, Greece.

  title={Organochlorine insecticide residues in eggs of the little tern (Sterna albifrons) in the Axios Delta, Greece.},
  author={Vassilis Goutner and Iris Charalambidou and Triantafyllos A Albanis},
  journal={Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  volume={58 1},
Organochlorine pesticides such as DDT were long ago banned in America and Europe but due to their persistence their metabolites are still detected in the environment. In Greece, organochlorine insecticides such as DDT were extensively used before 1972 (Albanis et al. 1994). Coastal wetlands, which are widespread in Greece, are areas where pesticides from the agricultural activities of extensive surrounding areas are transported through rivers. In wetlands of the Thermaikos Gulf wetland complex… CONTINUE READING


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