Evaluation of genotoxic effects of heavy metals and arsenic in wild nestling white storks (Ciconia ciconia) and black kites (Milvus migrans) from southwestern Spain after a mining accident.

@article{Baos2006EvaluationOG,
  title={Evaluation of genotoxic effects of heavy metals and arsenic in wild nestling white storks (Ciconia ciconia) and black kites (Milvus migrans) from southwestern Spain after a mining accident.},
  author={Raquel Baos and Roger Jovani and Nuria S{\'a}nchez Pastor and Jos{\'e} Luis Tella and Bego{\~n}a Jim{\'e}nez and Gemma G{\'o}mez and Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} Gonz{\'a}lez and Fernando Hiraldo},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2006},
  volume={25 10},
  pages={2794-803}
}
Studies of birds from Doñana (southwestern Spain) after the Aznalcóllar mining accident (April 1998) have reported high levels of genetic damage when compared to conspecifics from reference areas. However, potential relationships between DNA damage and metal pollution have not yet been reported. The aim of the present study was to investigate the current levels of Zn, Pb, As, Cu, and Cd and to determine if they were associated with the genetic damage observed in free-living, nestling white… CONTINUE READING