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Related to MIREX: murex, toxaphene
MIREXMir International Amateur Radio Experiment
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Analyses included 20 OC pesticides: hexachlorobenzene (HCB), [alpha]-hexachlorocyclohexane ([alpha]-HCH), lindane ([gamma]-HCH), aldrin, dieldrin, methoxychlor, mirex, sum of endosulfans ([alpha]- and [beta]-endosulfan), sum of chlordanes (heptachlor, heptachlor epoxide, [gamma]-chlordane [[gamma]-CHL], cis-chlordane, trans-nonachlor), and sum of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethanes (DDT) and metabolites (o, p'- and p, p'- DDD, DDE, DDT), and 24 PCB congeners (8, 18, 28, 29, 44, 50, 52, 66, 77, 87, 101, 104, 105, 118, 126, 128, 138, 153, 170, 180, 187, 195, 206, 209).
After spending just a few months to develop such a system, he entered it in last year's MIREX competition and came in third out of 10 entries, with an accuracy of 61 percent.
Annex A contains the pesticides aldrin, chlordane, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, mirex, and toxaphene; the PCBs; and the industrial byproduct HCB.
It requires that nine of the "dirty dozen" be removed completely from use and production: aldrin, chlordane, toxaphene, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, mirex, and toxaphene.
The children had measurable levels of DDE and mirex. Only one child in the study did not have measurable OCP levels, Dr.
The researchers measured a panel of 21 organochlorine pesticides (OCPs), including DDE (dichlorodiphenyldichioroethylene, a metabolite of DDT), Mirex, and Trans-nonachior.
That group had measurable levels of DDE (3.2 .ppb) and nondetectable levels of mirex ([greater than] 0.3 ppb).
Twelve POPs have been identified under the convention including DDT, chlordane, mirex, PCBs, hexachlorobenzene, dioxins and furans.
The other organic pollutants subject to control are DDT, aldrin, chlordane, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, mirex, hexachlorobenzene and toxaphene.
Blubber of animals from these stocks contained polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners, DDT, chlordane compounds, hexachlorobenzene (HCB), dieldrin, mirex, toxaphene, and hexachlorocyclohexame (HCH).