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Report: More Information Is Needed On Toxaphene Degradation Products

Report #2006-P-00007December 16, 2005

What Was Found

Toxaphene in the environment changes, or degrades. The resulting degradation products are different from the original toxaphene in chemical composition and how they appear to testing instruments, so they could go unreported.

Report Materials

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