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Bulletin of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology, Vol. 5, No.3, 1970, published by Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
In conjunction with environmental pollution studies, it often is necessary to analyze field-collected eggs that are partially decomposed. The effect of putrefaction upon residue analysis, however, is not known and the experiment reported here was designed to determine if recoveries of DDT, DDE, and DDD differed between fresh and addled eggs and also if putrefaction causes appreciable degradation of DDT.