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Main Title Impairment of Growth and Immune Function of Avocet Chicks from Sites with Elevated Selenium, Arsenic, and Boron.
Author Fairbrother, A. ; Fix, M. ; O'Hara, T. ; Ribic, C. A. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Corvallis, OR. ;Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Coll. of Veterinary Medicine. ;Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State. Coll. of Veterinary Medicine.
Publisher c1994
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/345;
Stock Number PB94-210507
Additional Subjects Toxicity ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Birds ; Arsenic ; Selenium ; Boron ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Mortality ; Growth ; Immunology ; Morphology ; Pryse Pond ; Westfarmers Pond ; Assaying ; Reprints ; Avocets ; Recurvirostra americana ; Central Valley(California)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-210507 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/11/1994
Collation 13p
Avocet chicks hatched from eggs collected from the south Central Valley of California were studied to determine the impact of elevated concentrations of selenium, boron, and arsenic on the immune system and growth to maturity. Selenium, arsenic, and boron residues were measured in water, eggs, and tissues of birds that died or were killed at the end of the experiment. Westfarmers pond had elevated concentrations of selenium, boron, and arsenic. Pryse ponds also had elevated selenium, arsenic, and boron concentrations as compared to the reference site. The birds that were most severely impacted by exposure to these compounds were those that hatched from eggs collected from Pryse ponds.