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- Muir, D.C.G., et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Ecotoxicology and environmental safety 2016 v.132 pp. 9-17
- Alces alces; Oreamnos americanus; Ovis dalli; Rangifer tarandus caribou; World Health Organization; cadmium; cesium; diet; forbs; health services; kidneys; mercury; muscles; nitrogen; nutrient content; people; public health; radionuclides; renal function; risk; sheep; shrubs; stable isotopes; sympatry; tissues; traditional foods; Northwest Territories
- ... Tissue samples from four ungulate species from the south Mackenzie Mountain region of the Northwest Territories (NT), Canada, were analysed for stable and radioactive elements and 15N and 13C stable isotopes. Elevated Cd concentrations in moose (Alces americanus) kidney have been observed in the region and are a health care concern for consumers of traditional foods. This study examined the factor ...
- Muir, D.C.G., et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Environmental Science & Technology 2016 v.50 no.9 pp. 4650-4658
- animals; bioaccumulation; ecosystems; endothermy; hydrophobicity; latitude; metabolism; organic compounds; probabilistic models; probability; screening; toxicity; trophic levels
- ... Production of organic chemicals (OCs) is increasing exponentially, and some OCs biomagnify through food webs to potentially toxic levels. Biomagnification under field conditions is best described by trophic magnification factors (TMFs; per trophic level change in log-concentration of a chemical) which have been measured for more than two decades. Syntheses of TMF behavior relative to chemical trai ...