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Title: Lead levels in wool as an indication of lead in blood of sheep exposed to automotive emissions

Abstract

Work on lead poisoning in domestic animals has tended to concentrate on experiments involving artificial feeding with lead salts and comparatively few studies have been carried out in situ along the verges of busy highways. Recent studies show the effect of lead pollution upon sheep grazed in such locations and that the lead content of the blood of these animals is a reliable indication of traffic densities and is also a reflection of the lead burden of body organs. Because of the analogy with work already carried out on humans, it is of obvious interest to establish to what extent the lead content of the wool of sheep exposed to automotive emissions is indicative of the lead content of whole blood. The results of such experiments are presented in this report.

Authors:
 [1];
  1. (Dalhousie Univ., Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5500004
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 21:3
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AUTOMOBILES; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; BLOOD; QUANTITATIVE CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; EXHAUST GASES; LEAD; METABOLISM; WOOL; AIR POLLUTION; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; QUANTITY RATIO; SHEEP; SPECTROPHOTOMETERS; ANIMALS; BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS; BODY FLUIDS; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; DOMESTIC ANIMALS; ELEMENTS; GASEOUS WASTES; MAMMALS; MATERIALS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; METALS; POLLUTION; RUMINANTS; VEHICLES; VERTEBRATES; WASTES; 560305* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Vertebrates- (-1987); 500200 - Environment, Atmospheric- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Ward, N.I., and Brooks, R.R. Lead levels in wool as an indication of lead in blood of sheep exposed to automotive emissions. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.1007/BF01685444.
Ward, N.I., & Brooks, R.R. Lead levels in wool as an indication of lead in blood of sheep exposed to automotive emissions. United States. doi:10.1007/BF01685444.
Ward, N.I., and Brooks, R.R. Thu . "Lead levels in wool as an indication of lead in blood of sheep exposed to automotive emissions". United States. doi:10.1007/BF01685444.
@article{osti_5500004,
title = {Lead levels in wool as an indication of lead in blood of sheep exposed to automotive emissions},
author = {Ward, N.I. and Brooks, R.R.},
abstractNote = {Work on lead poisoning in domestic animals has tended to concentrate on experiments involving artificial feeding with lead salts and comparatively few studies have been carried out in situ along the verges of busy highways. Recent studies show the effect of lead pollution upon sheep grazed in such locations and that the lead content of the blood of these animals is a reliable indication of traffic densities and is also a reflection of the lead burden of body organs. Because of the analogy with work already carried out on humans, it is of obvious interest to establish to what extent the lead content of the wool of sheep exposed to automotive emissions is indicative of the lead content of whole blood. The results of such experiments are presented in this report.},
doi = {10.1007/BF01685444},
journal = {Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 21:3,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}