Fish samples representative of several trophic levels were taken from the Wolf and Loosahatchie Rivers of western Tennessee during the early 1980s. Results indicate that DDT, with metabolites DDD and DDE, remains common in fish tissues in these areas and approaches the levels recommended as maxima for human consumption by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Samples of top carnivores and forage fishes, particularly the gizzard shad, Dorosoma cepedlanum, commonly exceeded 500 ppb DDE. The results are discussed in light of sediment disturbing activities.
Sewell, Stephen A. and Knight, Luther A. Jr.
"Continued DDT Persistence in Mississippi River Delta Streams: A Case Study,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 40
, Article 19.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol40/iss1/19