History of wildlife toxicology

@article{Rattner2009HistoryOW,
  title={History of wildlife toxicology},
  author={B. Rattner},
  journal={Ecotoxicology},
  year={2009},
  volume={18},
  pages={773-783}
}
  • B. Rattner
  • Published 2009
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Ecotoxicology
  • The field of wildlife toxicology can be traced to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Initial reports included unintentional poisoning of birds from ingestion of spent lead shot and predator control agents, alkali poisoning of waterbirds, and die-offs from maritime oil spills. With the advent of synthetic pesticides in the 1930s and 1940s, effects of DDT and other pesticides were investigated in free-ranging and captive wildlife. In response to research findings in the US and UK… CONTINUE READING
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