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Industrial halide wastes cause acute mortality of snow geese in Oklahoma

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

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Abstract

An examination of 97 dead migratory waterfowl collected at an industrial facility showed that the birds had had severe gastric and intestinal hemorrhaging. Water samples taken at on-site waste lagoons contained 6,750 mg/L fluoride, 4,500 mg/L bromine and 1,500 mg/L boron. Brain and liver tissues contained high levels of fluoride, as compared with tissues of birds collected at a control site. From the necropsy results, the high concentration of fluoride in the water samples and the elevated tissue residues, we conclude that the birds died from acute fluoride poisoning.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Industrial halide wastes cause acute mortality of snow geese in Oklahoma
Series title:
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Volume
6
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
p. 291-293
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
First page:
291
Last page:
293
Country:
USA
State:
OK
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