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Zinc hazards to plants and animals with emphasis on fishery and wildlife resources

June 9, 2009

Ecological and toxicological aspects of zinc in the environment are reviewed with emphasis on natural resources. Subtopics include sources and uses; chemical and biochemical properties; carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, teratogenicity; background concentrations in biological and nonbiological compartments; effects of zinc deficiency; toxic and sublethal effects on terrestrial plants and invertebrates, aquatic organisms, birds, and mammals; and recommendations for the protection of sensitive resources.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1997
Title Zinc hazards to plants and animals with emphasis on fishery and wildlife resources
DOI
Authors R. Eisler
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
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Series Number
Index ID 5210784
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center