Immune function, stress response, and body condition in arctic-breeding common eiders in relation to cadmium, mercury, and selenium concentrations.

@article{Wayland2002ImmuneFS,
  title={Immune function, stress response, and body condition in arctic-breeding common eiders in relation to cadmium, mercury, and selenium concentrations.},
  author={Mark E Wayland and Hugh Grant Gilchrist and Tracy A. Marchant and Jonathan Keating and Judit E. G. Smits},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={2002},
  volume={90 1},
  pages={47-60}
}
We examined relationships between trace metal concentrations in tissues of common eider ducks (cadmium, mercury, and selenium) and selected biomarkers of health (stress response, immune function, and body condition). This study was conducted at an eider nesting colony in the Canadian arctic in 1998 and 1999. Capture-induced stress, measured as the rise in corticosterone concentrations following capture, was positively related (P=0.03) to renal cadmium concentration in 1998 when incubating… CONTINUE READING