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Nickel Hazards to Fish, Wildlife and Invertebrates: A Synoptic Review

Contaminant Hazard Reviews Report 34 ; Biological Science Report USGS/BRD/BSR--1998-0001.

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Abstract

This account is a selective review and synthesis of the technical literature on nickel and nickel salts in the environment and their effects on terrestrial plants and invertebrates, aquatic plants and animals, avian and mammalian wildlife, and other natural resources, The subtopics include nickel sources and uses; physical, chemical, and metabolic properties of nickel; nickel concentrations in field collections of abiotic materials and living organisms; nickel deficiency effects; lethal and sublethal effects, including effects on survival, growth, reproduction, metabolism, mutagenicity, teratogenicity, and carcinogenicity; currently proposed nickel criteria for the protection of human health and sensitive natural resources; and recommendations for additional research.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Organization Series
Title:
Nickel Hazards to Fish, Wildlife and Invertebrates: A Synoptic Review
Series title:
Contaminant Hazard Reviews
Series number:
Report 34 ; Biological Science Report USGS/BRD/BSR--1998-0001.
Year Published:
1998
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey.
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
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