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Lead concentrations: Bats vs. terrestrial small mammals collected near a major highway

Environmental Science and Technology

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Abstract

Wholebody lead concentrations of two species of bats (big brown and little brown) and three species of terrestrial mammals (meadow voles, white-footed mice, and short-tailed shrews) trapped along the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in 1976 are compared, including embryo lead concentration. These data are also compared to those of previous studies conducted in Illinois and Virginia within 20 miles of highways with high traffic volumes. Minimum dosages of various lead compounds that cause mortality or reproductive impairment in six species of domestic mammals (horses, cattle, sheep, dogs, rats, and mice) are noted.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Lead concentrations: Bats vs. terrestrial small mammals collected near a major highway
Series title:
Environmental Science and Technology
Volume
13
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1979
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
338-341
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
338
Last page:
341
Number of Pages:
4