Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Residue of organochlorine compounds and mercury in birds' eggs from the Niagara Peninsula, Ontario

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Oiseaux_v2b_00159
Auteur(s)
  • Richard Frank 1
  • Micheline Van Hove Holdrinet 1
  • William A. Rapley 2
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) Provincial Pesticide Residue Testing Lab., Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, USA
  • 2) Metropolitan Toronto Zoo, West Hill, Ontario
Résumé

Eggs (307) were collected in 1971 from twenty species of birds with a variety of feeding habits from the Niagara Peninsula. This area of Ontario is intensively developed for agriculture and heavy industry and has a large urban population. Representative species were obtained from both the terrestrial and aquatic food chains. Eggs were analyzed for organochlorine insecticides, polychlorinated biphenyls, and total mercury. Eggs from carnivorous species at the top of the aquatic food chain had the highest mean residues of ?DDT (7.6 to 22.4 ppm), PCB (3.5 to 74.0 ppm) and total mercury (0.64 to 0.83 ppm). Eggs from some terrestrial carnivores (red-tailed hawk and great horned owl) also had relatively high residues (2.5 to 3.9 ppm of ?DDT, 0.2 to 1.0 ppm of PCB, 0.06 to 0.09 ppm of mercury), however levels were much lower than those found in eggs from aquatic-feeding carnivores. Eggs from one red-shouldered hawk had residues comparable to the aquatic feeding carnivores. Eggs from herbivorous and insectivorous birds of both aquatic and terrestrial environments contained much lower residues. PCB residues were slightly lower in eggs among the terrestrial feeding species (0.05 to 2.0 ppm) than among the aquatic feeders (0.14 to 4.0 ppm) and tended to be lower in eggs from terrestrial species collected in rural than in city environs. Levels of ?DDT were similar in both groups with eggs from terrestrial feeders containing mean residues between 0.15 and 2.64 ppm and those from aquatic feeders between 0.33 and 2.79 ppm.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - health sciences
  • 2 - biomedical research
  • 3 - toxicology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Pollution
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics ; 3 - Toxicology
  • 1 - Health Sciences ; 2 - Medicine ; 3 - General Medicine
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - toxicology
  • 1 - science ; 2 - environmental sciences
Identifiant ISTEX
323ED85B3B38DFBE22E7E9068699D52E4346F7F7
Revue

Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

Année de publication
1975
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
9.8
Sous-corpus
  • Oiseaux
Type de publication
Journal
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