Toxic effects of boron on mallard reproduction

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
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Boron, a naturally occurring trace element generally considered environmentally innocuous, was documented to severely impair mallard reproduction. Boron is leached from irrigated agricultural soils and transported in drainage water that contaminates wetlands. Until now, only the selenium accumulated in aquatic food chains has been documented to pose a toxic hazard to wildlife in drainage water wetlands. Management of drainage water-contaminated environments must now also consider the adverse effects of boron, as well as the possible interactions of drainage water contaminants.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Toxic effects of boron on mallard reproduction
Series title Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Volume 8
Issue 10
Year Published 1989
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 943-950
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
First page 943
Last page 950
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