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Lead Poisoning in Wild Birds

Even though lead usage has declined due to environmental awareness and regulation, several human sources of lead continue to affect birds. Hunting ammunition and fishing gear are ingested by the birds, with toxic effects.

by Lahner, Lesanna L. and Franson, J. Christian
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2009-3051
This publication is available only as a PDF document.
Related topics:
Bioaccumulation, Birds, Capturing (animals), Ecotoxicology, Human impacts, Lead, Ornithology, Recreation

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