Heavy metals in the hair of opossum from Palo Verde, Costa Rica.

@article{Burger1994HeavyMI,
  title={Heavy metals in the hair of opossum from Palo Verde, Costa Rica.},
  author={Joanna Burger and Manuel M{\'a}rquez and Michael G Gochfeld},
  journal={Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={1994},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={472-6}
}
Levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, chromium, and manganese were measured in the hair of opossum (Didelphis virginiana) from Palo Verde, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. This area has some agriculture, but is slated for extensive water development that will increase ecosystem exposure to a variety of agricultural chemicals. Metal levels were generally not… CONTINUE READING