Organochlorine residues in the avifauna of Tamil Nadu (Southeast coast of India)

@article{Sethuraman2003OrganochlorineRI,
  title={Organochlorine residues in the avifauna of Tamil Nadu (Southeast coast of India)},
  author={Alagappan Sethuraman and Annamalai Subramanian},
  journal={Chemistry and Ecology},
  year={2003},
  volume={19},
  pages={247 - 261}
}
Pollution due to persistent pesticides is not a regional but a global problem. Organochlorine pesticides are persistent chemicals, stored and accumulated in the tissues of a wide variety of invertebrates and vertebrates including marine species. In the present study the organochlorine residues HCHs, DDTs and PCBs were measured in different trophic groups of birds (scavengers, inland piscivores, coastal piscivores, insectivores, granivores and omnivores) collected from Tamil Nadu Coast, India… 

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