Lead concentrations in ruffed grouse collected from southwestern Virginia.

R. J. Kendall, G. W. Norman, P. F. Scanlon

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Abstract

Sixteen Bonasa umbellus were collected from mountainous areas. Liver Pb concentrations averaged 2.27+ or -0.43 mu g/g. No evidence of ingested lead shot was found. Overall, mean lead concentration in tarsometatarsal bones was 2.78+ or -0.57 mu g/g, (range 0.44-9.15 mu g/g). Bone lead concentrations of ruffed grouse appear to provide reasonably realistic background values for lead in remote forested areas in Virginia. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-17
Number of pages4
JournalNorthwest Science
Volume58
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1984

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