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Differences in mortality among bobwhite fed methylmercury chloride dissolved in various carriers

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

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Abstract

Twelve-day-old bobwhite chicks were fed a diet containing 0, 5.4 or 20 ppm methylmercury chloride. The methylmercury chloride was added to the diet either in a dry, pulverized form or dissolved in acetone, propylene glycol or corn oil. Mortality was measured for 6 weeks, and samples of liver were saved for mercury analysis. Mortality was significantly lower in birds fed 20 ppm methylmercury chloride when acetone was the solvent. The reduced mortality could not be explained by effects of acetone on dietary level of mercury or on uptake of mercury into the body.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Differences in mortality among bobwhite fed methylmercury chloride dissolved in various carriers
Series title:
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Volume
5
Issue:
8
Year Published:
1986
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
721-724
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
721
Last page:
724
Number of Pages:
4