DDT was the first of the chlorinated insecticides, it was originally prepared in 1873. The use of DDT increased enormously after WW II because of its effectiveness against mosquitoes and lice. DDT and it’s main metabolite DDE, have been found to be toxic to animals, cause birth defects and it’s known to be an endocrine disruptor (EDC). The use of DDT has been banned in the US since 1973, although it’s still used in other parts of the world. DDT is environmentally stable and is not metabolized very rapidly by animals, it’s deposited and stored in fatty tissue, therefore, there’s the potential for biomagnification in food chains. This ELISA test kit detects DDE/DDT and related metabolites in environment samples at the ppb levels.
The antibody binds p,p’ DDE and related organochlorine compounds (DDT, DDD) and does not cross-react with other non-related agricultural compounds.
The assay range is between 1.25 ppb and 75.0 ppb. This assay allows the determination of DDE and related organochlorines in a range of environmental samples (water, soil, sediments, fish plasma, etc.).
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